Our community

More than Mining.

We understand that our work is much more than mining. Iron ore is the key requirement for manufacturing steel, a product that’s essential to many aspects of our daily lives and is the foundation of many of the modern comforts we enjoy today, from cars, homes and tools to roads and hospitals.

The Roy Hill owners, staff and contractors are proud of the significant economic and community contribution we make.  The returns from the work we do extends beyond mining and flows back into the community and across Australia.

We are actively involved with the local communities where we operate, consulting and collaborating to build a better and more sustainable future.

Creating connected and caring communities

Roy Hill has a diverse team who are committed to our values Lead, Care, Think and Perform and to engaging with Traditional Owners and communities throughout the Pilbara – together we are the Roy Hill Community. 

We work closely with the Traditional Owners on whose land Roy Hill operates, the Kariyarra, the Palyku and the Nyiyaparli People to promote education, training, employment and business opportunities. 

The Roy Hill Community understands that it’s important to listen and to be there to work together to provide support when issues or special opportunities arise. Some of the best community ideas and contributions come from our teams and from proud ‘Pilbarans’, these include: 

  • Shared learning and specialist training for Traditional Owners to collect native seeds for revegetation.
  • Ethnobotanical studies with the Nyiyaparli people, recording traditional knowledge regarding the flora around the mine and published in the book Jirntalpa Karnti (Green Tree).
  • Delivering essential food and cleaning supplies to isolated Aboriginal communities as part of our COVID-19 pandemic response. 
  • Sponsoring the Roy Hill Community Art Competition collaboration with local schools Traditional Owner businesses. 
  • Purchasing of dialysis equipment for the Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service in Newman’s new health centre. 
  • Sponsoring the Bloodwood Tree Community Christmas Assistance Program supporting those in financial hardship.
  • Sponsoring the Hedland Senior High School after school Robotics and Environmental science program.
  • Providing annual funding for the Pilbara Girl Event, enabling young Aboriginal women to gain leadership and life skills, and completing TAFE certifications and personal development workshops.
  • Supporting Nullagine Primary School to establish a STEAM lab at the campus by providing equipment and educational toys.

School Programs

Roy Hill’s School Programs offer a variety of free activities designed to promote learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), encourage careers in mining and support the communities in which we operate.

With programs suitable for students in Year 7 and above, we offer everything from Vocational Education and Training (VET) Programs to ROC-Ed Learning Centre excursions and ROC-Ed Outreach school visits.

We also provide a unique Career Tasting Program, an on-site experience where teachers and students to travel to our mine to see how iron ore is mined and processed, and experience a taste of the FIFO lifestyle.

You can find out more about our School Programs here.

NAIDOC Celebrations

National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Celebration (NAIDOC) is a special week here at Roy Hill and the Roy Hill Community embraces the spirit of NAIDOC Week every year with the release of our own NAIDOC shirt and celebrations across all sites. In addition to traditional foods, music, dance, film, stories and games –  each year, a prominent Aboriginal artist is invited to visit Roy Hill as an artist-in-residence, to share their stories and collaborate with employees to produce a piece of artwork, Completed paintings are on display in our corporate headquarters and site offices. Our majority owner, Hancock Prospecting, has supported NAIDOC for many years, awarding prizes to winners in several categories. 

Roy Hill NAIDOC polo shirts and other merchandise are also available for purchase on the Roy Hill Community Foundation website.

You can find further information on the Foundation’s website. The Roy Hill Community Foundation