Whyalla Steelworks


Learn the stories and see behind the scenes of more than 100 years of significant Australian iron and steelmaking history.

The Whyalla Steelworks are a fully-integrated operation, starting with the mining of raw materials and ending with the distribution of finished steel products. 

Approximately 1.2 million tonnes of raw steel is produced in the steelworks each year, with about 65% of that product then transferred by rail to the steelworks Market Mills in billet form for further processing. The balance of the steel is then converted to finished products in the Whyalla Rolling Mill. These products service the construction and rail transport industries.

Depending on production and maintenance schedules you will get to see different parts of the process operating around the 1000 hectare site. Your tour will take you past the blast furnace, coke ovens, reed beds, steelmaking and casting plant and the rolling mills, where structural steel, rail line and steel railway sleeper sections are made.

Owing to safety requirements the tours are conducted along an agreed and authorised route and passengers do not leave the vehicle or enter any of the buildings whilst on the steelworks site.  As this is an industrial site which operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, at times production schedules, plant shut downs, maintenance issues and road works can impact on the tour and certain operations will not be viewed.  These factors are outside our control.

Steelworks site tours are every Monday, Wednesday and Friday @ 9.30am except for Public Holidays

Your guide will explain how hematite and magnetite iron ore from the nearby South Middleback Ranges at Iron Duke is transformed into over 90 different grades of steel.

All tours are conducted by the Whyalla Visitor Information Centre under agreement with the Whyalla Steelworks.

Tour Times: 9.30am Monday, Wednesday and Friday excluding Public Holidays.

Location: Tours depart from the Whyalla Visitor Information Centre; Lincoln Highway. 

Enquiries: Ph. +61 8 8645 7900 Toll free 1800 088 589 or Email. visitor.centre@whyalla.sa.gov.au   

Cost: Adults $27.00; Concession $23.00; Children $16.00; Family (2 adults & 2 children) $70.00, extra children $9.00 ea. *Children must be a minimum 7 years of age,

*Closed in footwear required (No Thongs) Bookings essential.

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Whyalla Visitor Centre, Lincoln Highway
Open: 7 days Mon–Fri 9am–4pm. 
Weekends and public holidays 10am–4pm. 
Closed: Good Friday and Christmas Day 
Phone: (08) 8645 7900 Email: visitor.centre@whyalla.sa.gov.au

TOLL FREE: 1800 088 589

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