Bell Bay Aluminium

Bell Bay, Tasmania

Bell Bay Aluminium is situated on the mouth of the Tamar River, approximately five kilometres from George Town and 45 kilometres from the city of Launceston.

Bell Bay Aluminium has been in operation since 1955 and was the first smelter built in the southern hemisphere. The smelter produces around 190,000 tonnes of aluminium each year and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Its main metal products are ingot, block and T-bar.

The smelter is major contributor to the economy of Northern Tasmania, creating employment, export earnings, payment of government taxes and charges, direct investment through purchase of goods and services, and community programs.

Independent studies have found Bell Bay Aluminium directly and indirectly employs over 1,500 Tasmanians and contributes $690 million per annum to Gross State Product.


Operation data:


100% Pacific Aluminium

Number of employees

Approximately 500 employees and contractors. 


Ingot, block and T-bar

Primary markets

Asia, India, Australia



Bell Bay Aluminium website

Bell Bay Aluminium online visitor awareness induction

Bell Bay Aluminium 2016 Sustainable Development Report

Bell Bay Aluminium fact sheet