The Perth Mint Refinery

Australasia's refiner of choice

The Perth Mint is the world’s largest refiner of newly mined gold and the highest volume refiner in Australasia.

We process more than 90 per cent of Australasia’s gold production annually, equivalent to more than 10 per cent of world gold production. With our leading-edge refining capabilities, we can process in excess of 800 tonnes of gold and 900 tonnes of silver per annum.

In fact, we’ve been a partner to the Australasian mining industry for 120 years, offering the most advanced and best equipped precious metals assay laboratory in the southern hemisphere.

The world’s leading precious metals producers trust our team to deliver quality refining at a competitive and sustainable price. We take pride in returning maximum metal to producers for every ounce refined.

We understand cash flow depends on your choice of refinery and offer prompt payment and security. Our operations are fully guaranteed by the Government of Western Australia, making us the lowest risk refinery in the world. This means there is no risk of loss to a liquidator in the event of refinery insolvency.

As a fully integrated organisation, we partner with producers to deliver quality products and services to markets for Australian gold throughout the world.

Our four main refining processes include:

  • Miller chlorination
  • Electrolytic gold refining
  • Aqua regia digest refining
  • Electrolytic silver refining

By pioneering a range of digital and exchange listed products, we are making precious metals an affordable and accessible asset for investors while creating demand for Australian gold globally.

We are the only Australian refiner accredited for both gold and silver by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). As a certified refiner, weight master and assayer, our customers have confidence in the stated weight, purity and integrity of all The Perth Mint products.

Our refinery is also one of a select group of gold refiners that has accreditation from five of the world’s major gold exchanges.

Find out more about our refinery services here.