Tours of our West Australian operations are tailored to educate visitors on the various areas of our operations, which include mining, rehabilitation, refining and residue rehabilitation.

On mining tours visitors can learn about the entire mining process from bauxite deposits, government approvals, extraction techniques, crushing, stockpiling and transport.  There is even the opportunity to see the latest equipment in operation, including excavators, scrapers, front-end loaders and bulldozers, including the biggest bulldozer in the world - the Komatsu 575!

Visitors can also see Alcoa's award-winning mine rehabilitation and will learn about revegetation and rehabilitation techniques and Alcoa's environmental objectives.  Ground breaking research carried out by the team at Alcoa's Marrinup nursery and the environmental department has created a world benchmark in rehabilitation.

The refining tour provides visitors with an insight into the Bayer process, discussing the four main steps of refining as well as operational procedures, licences, accreditations, energy efficiency and even community involvement.    Our experienced guides are able to link curriculum objectives, environmental and community interests, and will tailor the tour to suit the needs and time of the visitors. 

Alternatively, if you can't come to us, we will come to you!  If distance and time are a problem, we can arrange school visits to make sure that no one misses out on this unique educational experience.

We have had 524,497 people tour our WA operations in the last 23 years - join the numbers and find out for yourself why this experience is so popular. 

Bookings are essential, and can be made by emailing the Tour Centre or by telephoning (08) 9530 2400 or faxing (08) 9531 6857.

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A school group on an environmental studies trip to the Huntly Mine.