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Western Australia - an LNG Hub for the Asia-Pacific

Western Australia is home to some of the world’s largest gas resources, with the regional offices of many of the world’s major oil and gas companies located in Perth.

We have a skilled local workforce, with a long track record in the successful delivery of major projects. We are a growing centre for scientific and technical innovation.

Home to some of the world’s leading universities, WA has emerged as a centre for industry research.

Western Australia is conveniently located in close proximity to the world’s largest gas customers. Perth is rated as one of the region’s most liveable cities, offering a great lifestyle with world class schools, hospitals and infrastructure.

Successive governments have worked closely with the LNG industry over many decades. We look forward to sharing in the industry’s continuing growth and success, as Western Australia continues its emergence as an LNG Hub for the Asia Pacific.

Home to the world’s largest producers

Perth is home to the regional headquarters of some of the world’s largest oil and gas producers, as well as the world’s biggest iron ore miners and an emerging battery minerals industry.

A world class gas resource

  • 5 LNG facilities
  • 12 operating LNG trains
  • 50 MTPA LNG production
  • 60 per cent Australia’s LNG exports
  • 20 per cent global LNG production
  • Pipeline of future growth.


5 world class opportunities

1. Local Supply Contracts
More than $8 billion in Australian operational contracts, annually, for 40 years.

2. Regional Supply Opportunities
Building capabilities to service industry throughout the region.

3. Remote Operations
An emerging centre of excellence in remote technologies.

4. Leveraging Domestic Gas Supply
Competitively priced domestic gas for existing and emerging industries.

5. Industry Skills Transfer
Upskilled workers and businesses to drive other ocean industries, like Defence and ship building.

LNG jobs taskforce

The Government of Western Australia is leading a collaboration with industry to leverage existing strengths, grow the LNG sector and establish WA as an LNG Hub for the Asia Pacific.

Key strengths

Technology and operations
WA is home to a number of multi-sector collaborations developing exportable capabilities in new technologies, including LNG processing, remote operations, subsea, automation, marine services and geological surveying.

Business development and diversification
The growth of the LNG sector in WA provides a unique opportunity for complementary industries to locate in WA and develop and diversify to support the construction, operations, maintenance and decommissioning phases of the project life cycles.

Education, training and innovation
With world class universities, the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training and expertise in robotics, WA leads the way in innovation in education, training and research in the LNG sector.

Downstream, future energies and renewables
With a ready supply of competitively priced domestic gas, WA is the ideal location for new downstream processing and future energies projects, as well as the advancement of synergies between gas and renewables.

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