Our History

We've been part of Tasmania for almost 100 years.

When it comes to history, the Hobart Zinc Works has bags of it!

The zinc works has changed and evolved over the years with advances in technology, in environmental practices, in safety and in the way we operate every day. Stroll along our pictorial timeline or get the highlights from our milestones page. Or you can read about our first 75 years in detail in the online version of Alison Alexander’s book: The Zinc Works, Producing Zinc at Risdon 1916 – 1991.

Historic Timeline

Historic Timeline

See where our story began in 1916

    Milestones

    Milestones

    The steps we have taken along the way

      The Zinc Works book

      The Zinc Works book

      The ups and downs of producing zinc at Risdon