The March 2024 Local Voices survey is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who participated. Our team is analysing the data and look forward to sharing the insights with the community soon.

Surveys are conducted twice a year, and community members are welcome to join anytime. If you would like to be notified when future surveys come up register your details below:

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 a three-year 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.

Each time a survey is completed, a donation is made to local community groups of your choice. It's our way of thanking you for your time and insights and supporting those groups so that they can continue their great work in the community.

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto has been a large part of WA for over 50 years. For the past 16 years, they’ve also been a part of the Mid West and are now one of the largest employers of locals in the region. With a growing number of employees living in the area, Rio Tinto wants to better understand the needs and priorities of residents so they can best contribute to more vibrant, thriving communities across the Mid West.

How we work with you

Local Voices provides an opportunity for regional WA communities to provide feedback to Rio Tinto. Your feedback will help guide social investment programs that will contribute to supporting the Mid West.

So have your say about what’s important to you, and your community can benefit.


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

The results from the 2022 Anchor survey are now available. Click here to view a summary of the results.


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.