The great mining boom in Australia is primarily concentrated in Western Australia and Queensland. There are many mines in Queensland and they are scattered all over Queensland. One can find some famous Sunrise opal mines and Ray Station at Quilpie or the Mount Isa copper mine. There are many other mines in Queensland like, Chudleigh Park Gem Fields, Ernest Henry Mine, Kaleidoscope Opal, and Opal Mines in Yowah.
These mines along with many others have hundreds and thousands of mining jobs available that range from cleaners to dump truck drivers to geologists and environmentalists. Since most of the Queensland is an outback area, many of the mining companies offer FIFO positions based in Brisbane, Mackay, Cairns or Townsville. Mining companies in Queensland commonly employ people from all over Australia and New Zealand, but they are now looking for skilled and semi-skilled immigrants from other countries.
Apart from the usual underground and open drilling jobs, there are many positions available in Queensland mines in the fields of accounting and commerce, civil and structural engineering, community relations and human resource, electrical and electronics engineering, geological and environmental sciences, health and safety, and surveying. Apart from these conventional job opportunities, there are many jobs available in Queensland mines dealing in legal practice, health and safety.