Pioneer of the
Australian Iron Ore


One of Australia’s most successful, privately-owned companies that has a long and important association with the Pilbara, West Australia and the iron ore and agriculture sectors. The Group continues to diversify into key industries to support the company’s future.

Latest News

A million reasons to smile

Roy Hill employees have banded together to donate $1 million to iconic Western Australian children’s charity Telethon in 2021. Across our operations from Perth to the Pilbara, and with the support and generosity of our Executive Chairman, Mrs Rinehart, we’re delighted to support the Telethon Trust and the amazing organisations who benefit from their funding. The donation has been made possible through a unique program called the Chairman’s Profit Share (CPS). Initiated by Mrs Rinehart, the CPS is designed to recognise and reward staff for their contribution to business performance, so when Roy Hill does well, our people do well.

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Hancock Prospecting proudly supports the SAS and the SAS Resources Trust as Major Sponsor at their Annual Fundraising Dinner  

Continuing with our support of this very worthy cause, Hancock Prospecting was proud to be joining our country’s military at the SAS Resources Fund Annual Dinner. This follows an earlier personal donation by Mrs. Rinehart of $1m which the SAS wanted earmarked for use in funding the legal defences of  SAS servicemen, or ex servicemen, marking a change in the way the fund uses its resources.

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A Fortunate Life: Tad Watroba

Tad Watroba describes himself as ‘the most fortunate mining engineer there is’. After more than 45 years in the business, his drive and passion are as fierce today as when he began his first job down a mine after graduating in 1973 from Krakow’s AGH University of Science and Technology, then known as the University of Mining and Metallurgy.

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Perth’s Parkerville Children and Youth Care‘s annual Charity Lunch – sponsored by Hancock Prospecting

Hancock Prospecting was again delighted to join as major sponsor of the event for the fifth year, following Executive Chairman Mrs. Gina Rinehart’s long term private support. Mrs. Rinehart and on behalf of the Hancock Prospecting Group, thank all the volunteers and all those attending and supporting Parkerville. We wish Parkerville every success in raising more funds, and for their ongoing endeavours to help make a difference to these children and their mothers.

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2GR Wagyu the star of the show at gourmet event held at Le Carrear Du Temple in Paris

2GR Wagyu is proud to have been a part of the recent Food Temple Australia festival held at Le Carrear Du Temple in Paris, a three-day event organized in part by the Australian embassy to showcase Australian cuisine, and terrifically led by Lisa Fox. Through a series of workshops, masterclasses by talented chefs, screenings and, of course, the opportunity to sample premium Australian products and cuisine, Paris chefs and residents were exposed to the variation and high quality found in Australian cuisine.

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Vale and Asian miner seek Brazil nod to fast-track mine project

Mining giant Vale SA and an Asian-owned metals producer are among the first to tap a Brazilian program that aims to cut red tape and speed up mining projects in the South American nation.

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Major Highlights

When Mining does well, Australia does well.

Hancock Prospecting Group companies, Roy Hill and Atlas Iron, joined together to promote all that our industry does for our country. Video preview at post.

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Another honour for Mrs Gina Rinehart, Executive Chairman, HPPL, Roy Hill, S.Kidman & Co

“Gina Rinehart is a great advocate for the Australian mining industry, and a very worthy inductee to the Australian Prospectors & Miners Hall of Fame for 2020.” This recognition follows Mrs Rinehart’s receipt of the GJ Stokes Memorial Award at Diggers and Dealers in October, the second only person and first female to win the trifecta of awards at diggers and dealers.

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We support WA Jobs for recovery.

The Hancock Prospecting Group, in the lead up to National Mining and Related Industries Day and National Agriculture and Related Industries Day, has been actively promoting the important role of primary industries in our great State and Country.

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Minerals are not like crops of wheat or wool that grow every year. You have got to find more each year and more each decade if Australia’s standards of living are to continue.
Hancock Prospecting Founder

We are investing in Australian jobs and look forward to you joining with us to continue to build prosperity for our great nation, and to set yourself up now and into the future.