Community Consultation

Nyrstar Port Pirie provides the community with information about our environmental plans and performance consistent with our commitment to transparency through regular ongoing reporting on this website.

Community Phone Number

(08) 8638 1500

We welcome you to report any environmental incidents or emissions that you observe or experience. This is the most direct way to report your concerns or you can email us on:

Recruitment enquiries please email us on

Major Hazard Facility

Download our Major Hazard Facility Fact Sheet by clicking the button above.

Our History

The Port Pirie Smelter has a rich and dynamic history of over 130 years. Port Pirie was South Australia's first provincial city and the fourth declared Port in Australia. Port Pirie is one of the key regional cities in South Australia, with the Port Pirie Smelter being one of the major employers of the Upper Spencer Gulf region. The first smelting operations commenced at Port Pirie in 1889 and a long history of smelting has followed. The Port Pirie community is extremely parochial about the smelter with generations of the same family often having worked at the facility.

The community and the Port Pirie smelter are intrinsically linked. Nyrstar is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and the site has a strong focus on reducing emissions from the site. For numerous years the site has worked proactively with key stakeholders developing and implementing community initiatives that reduce exposure and improve community health particularly with young children. 

Visit the TLAP (Targeted Lead Abatement Program) website for more information.

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