ARRC is a leading research facility for the minerals and energy industries. ARRC is a hub where scientists can interact, exchange information and explore new ideas in partnership with industry, universities, government and the community to ensure the ongoing sustainability of our resources industries, our environment and our way of life.

Located in Western Australia’s Technology Park, ARRC is a major initiative of the Western Australian State Government, CSIRO and Curtin University developed in conjunction and consultation with the petroleum and mining industries. Its location is highly appropriate, given that Western Australia produces two-thirds of Australia’s non-fuel minerals and about half of its petroleum.

ARRC was established to:

  • enhance petroleum and mining exploration and extraction research and development in Western Australia
  • partner and work with industry
  • respond to changing industry requirements
  • enable significant activities to be carried out with Cooperative Research Centres
  • recruit research staff.

Since its inception in 2001, the centre has grown its capabilities and provides a strong foundation for the development of the National Resource Sciences Precinct with collaborations that have  significantly contributed to positioning Australia as an international leader in this field.