Team member Kayla


Our long and proud history is matched with a bright and innovative vision for the future. We partner with community, industry and government for a strong, sustainable tomorrow.

Located in Northern Tasmania, Bell Bay Aluminium is a producer of primary aluminium.

Our site is situated at the mouth of the kanamaluka / Tamar River, approximately five kilometres from George Town and 45 kilometres from Launceston. Nearly 500 employees work here, making Bell Bay Aluminium one of northern Tasmania’s largest private employers.

Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we produce around 190,000 tonnes of aluminium annually. Most of our metal is exported around the world to be used in industries ranging from transport, construction, packaging and electrical.

We work in partnership with our customers and communities, we anticipate market and global developments, and we think innovatively to solve problems and meet opportunities.

Bell Bay Aluminium operates as part of Rio Tinto’s Pacific Operations group and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto.

Bell Bay Aluminium began operation in 1955 and holds a unique place in Tasmanian and Australian history as the first aluminium smelter in the Southern Hemisphere.

Finding better ways

Bell Bay Aluminium is defined by our people, culture and values. At the heart of our operations is a drive for innovation and continuous improvement.

Team members Brendan & Aleesa

A long history, a bright future

It all started in 1955, when the first aluminium smelter in the southern hemisphere began operation at Bell Bay, setting our standard for innovation.


The metal of the future

Starting as Bauxite in the earth to becoming the panels on an aircraft: discover how our aluminium is processed and where our metal goes.

BBY branded Aluminium