Minara Resources is looking to increase the number of women on its mines to address the skills shortage.
The miner’s human resources manager Peter Bourne told the ABC that a number of campaigns are kicking off to encourage more women into mining.
Minara says about 30% of its current workforce are women.
“There’s a lot of good work going on, I know the chamber of minerals and energy in Perth have promoted it through their women in mining celebrations recently," Bourne said.
Currently, across Australia, women make up close to 15% of the mining industry.
Rio Tinto has also made a concerted effort to encourage more women onto mine sites, with 20% of the workforce at its Clermont coal mine in Queensland made up of women.
There has been a jump in women haul truck operators in the last few years due to their softer handling of the vehicles, with statistics showing a decrease in wear and tear on vehicles that have female operators.