About QEC

Launched by the Queensland Resources Council in October 2010, the QEC aims to have Queensland acknowledged as the minerals and energy exploration leader by 2020 and with Brisbane confirmed as its heart.

With membership comprising a who’s who of the resources sector, together with members drawn from finance, events and marketing, research and government, the QEC endeavours to influence perceptions about the importance of exploration, and promote Queensland’s prospectivity to investors and businesses that support the exploration sector.

The QEC will support implementation of the 2020 Exploration Vision through

  • exploration focussed events & promotional activities
  • education and research
  • strategies to attract the head offices of interstate-based junior resource companies with significant Queensland operations
  • tracking and reporting progress of the 2020 Exploration Vision.

The fundamentals are irresistible. Queensland has largely untapped mineral and energy reserves; there is continuing long-term growth in global demand for resources.

If you would like to become a member, please fill out this form and either post or email it back to us.

Fast Facts

  • Queensland is an important producer of gold, mineral sands, phosphate and magnesite.
    Source: Queensland Government

  • Queensland has more than half of Australia’s demonstrated economic resources of lead, zinc,  silver  and bauxite and  13% of Australia’s demonstrated economic resources of and copper.
    Source: Queensland Government

  • Queensland’s resources sector in 2015-16 delivered one in every five dollars of the state’s economy through its spending in Queensland.
    Source: www.qrc.org.au

  • Queensland’s resources sector in 2015-16 delivered 1 in every five dollars of the state’s economy through our spending in Queensland.
    Source: www.qrc.org.au

  • Queensland has more than half of Australia’s demonstrated economic resources of lead , zinc and silver, nearly 60% of Australia’s demonstrated economic resources of bauxite and and 13% of its copper resources.
    Source: Queensland Government Mining Update

  • The Queensland resources sector’s land disturbed ‘footprint’ covers just 0.1% of Queensland’s total land surface.
    Source: www.qrc.org.au

  • Queensland’s resources sector in 2015-16  supported one in every seven Queensland jobs.
    Source: www.qrc.org.au

  • Queensland’s resources sector in 2015-16 supported one  in every seven Queensland jobs.
    Source: www.qrc.org.au

  • The Queensland resources sector  covers  just 0.1% of Queensland’s total land surface.
    Source: www.qrc.org.au

  • Queensland’s resources sector in 2015-16 supported one in every seven Queensland jobs and $1 in every $5 of the economy
    Source: www.qrc.org.au

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