About Point Henry Point Henry is home to two of Alcoa’s operations – the Point Henry Smelter and the Alcoa Australia Rolled Products plant.
Established in 1963, the Smelter was one of the first plants in Australia to produce primary aluminium for domestic and international markets. Today it produces 190,000 tonnes of aluminium a year and is one of the world’s most efficient smelters.
Together, Alcoa’s aluminium smelters at Point Henry and Portland produce approximately 30 per cent of Australia’s total aluminium production. As a result, Alcoa is Victoria’s largest exporter with overseas sales worth around $1.2 billion a year. This equates to about 4 per cent of the State's exports.
Around 45% of the aluminium produced at the smelter is sold to the neighbouring Alcoa Australia Rolled Products plant, where aluminium is rolled into sheet. The remainder of Point Henry’s aluminium is sold on to Alcoa customers worldwide.
Alcoa has been producing aluminium sheet at Point Henry since 1965, and today it produces around 90,000mt of rolled aluminium each year producing the majority of domestic beverage can sheet. Sixty-five per cent of its rolling capacity is dedicated to supplying the Asian market.
Alcoa Australia Rolled Products also operates a rolling mill at Yennora in Western Sydney, NSW and together the two rolling mills produce a combined 100,000 tonnes of rolled product each year.
Alcoa is Victoria’s largest exporter and the Point Henry operations employ around 900 people in the Geelong region.
Alcoa’s Point Henry operations have been part of the local community for over 40 years and are a proud contributor to many worthwhile community projects in Geelong and the surrounding district through our Partnering Stronger Communities Program.