Local voices matter

Have your say with the Local Voices survey

For more than 50 years, Rio Tinto has been a part of the Western Austalian community, and for the past 10 years they've also been a part of the Great Southern, now employing around 300 locals from across the region.

With a growing number of employees living in the area, Rio Tinto want to better understand the needs and priorities of residents so they can improve community support they already provide to contribute to more vibrant, thriving communities across the region.

Your participation in these short, online surveys is rewarded by us donating funds to local non-profit organisations. Your feedback will help Rio Tinto, as well as your community.

The Local Voices survey is now open and we want to hear from you:

About Local Voices

Voconiq Local Voices is a unique community engagement program developed using research conducted by Australia's national science agency, CSIRO.

Rio Tinto has engaged Voconiq to conduct an ongoing analysis of community attitudes to the company's operations. This gives communities neighbouring the operations an opportunity to express their views and experiences inside the company, helping to inform the company's decision-making.

By having your say, you will be helping Rio Tinto understand the issues that matter most to you and your community.

How we work with you

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Community Rewards

By taking part in Local Voices you will be able to express your views on Rio Tinto and its activities while providing benefit to local not-for-profit community groups through our Rewards Program.

Every survey you complete unlocks a donation to the community group of your choice.

Your voice can help the community groups you care about!

Survey results

We will publish survey results here for you and your community to harness the power of community insights.


Local Voices is a specialised service offered by Voconiq which captures a full spectrum of opinion at a grassroots level around an industrial operation. It is a way for organisations to conduct a long-term regular analysis of community attitudes to the company’s operations in and around specific communities. It gives the communities neighbouring the operations a voice that is being heard by the company and is helping to inform business decision making.

A detailed 'anchor' survey (or baseline) is conducted to understand the key trust drivers in the community, followed by regular 'pulse' surveys to track changes over time. Surveys can be completed online, on mobile, pen and paper, or through brief phone interviews.

In addition, every survey can help earn money for local not-for-profit groups through the Voconiq Local Voices Community Reward Program. Every time a survey is completed, community members can assign a donation to one or more community groups registered with Voconiq.