With the boom in the energy and mining sector, mining employers of Australia are ready to explore some of the remotest locations. The requirement of the Australian mining industry has gone up considerably. As most the mining sites are located in remote areas, the mining companies prefer fly-in fly-out (FIFO) jobs rather than full residential roles. Employers working in some of Australia’s remotest regions are in desperate need of skilled workers. They are not relocating the employees to the mine sites, but are rather flying those workers in, and then flying them back home for leave breaks. The primary reason for it being the low cost of airfares in comparison with the cost required to develop the basic necessities at those remote locations. FIFO jobs are more prominent in Western Australia, where almost half of the mine workers are on FIFO jobs.
Thousands of workers are being flown daily to the mine sites that are far from their homes. Various small airstrips have been setup near major mining destinations of Australia like Paraburdoo in the North-West, that usually hustle with mine workers arriving at the mine sites and leaving back home for a leave. In the North Western Australia, families of many employees prefer to live in Perth with the employees working on the FIFO jobs.