Top 30 Highest Revenue Companies in Australia

Jordan Groh · June 30, 2020
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We wanted to create a snapshot of the Australian economy. So, we decided to do some research and find the top 30 Australian companies by revenue.

Unsurprisingly, mining-related companies dominate the list, with five positions in the top 30 taken up by metal ore mining enterprises. The Big Four banks are all in the top 10 and supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles Group are in the top five.

In a particularly Australian quirk, superannuation (pension) funds are also well-represented in the top 30.

Find out who else made the list, and see which industries are driving the top end of the Australian economy.

NumberCompanyIndustryOrg Chart
#1BHPMetal Ore MiningThe Team
#2Rio TintoMetal Ore MiningThe Team
#3WoolworthsFood RetailingThe Team
#4Commonwealth Bank of AustraliaFinanceThe Team
#5Coles GroupFood RetailingThe Team
#6Westpac Banking CorporationFinanceThe Team
#7ANZ Banking GroupFinanceThe Team
#8NABFinanceThe Team
#9WesfarmersOther Store-Based RetailingThe Team
#10TelstraTelecommunications ServicesThe Team
#11QantasAir and Space TransportThe Team
#12IAGInsurance and Superannuation FundsThe Team
#13Macquarie GroupAuxiliary Finance and Insurance ServicesThe Team
#14Lendlease GroupBuilding ConstructionThe Team
#15Viva Energy GroupPetroleum and Coal Product ManufacturingThe Team
#16Suncorp GroupInsurance and Superannuation FundsThe Team
#17Origin EnergyElectricity SupplyThe Team
#18CIMIC GroupBuilding ConstructionThe Team
#19Fortescue Metals GroupMetal Ore MiningThe Team
#20AustralianSuperInsurance and Superannuation FundsThe Team
#21AGLElectricity SupplyThe Team
#22DownerHeavy and Civil Engineering ConstructionThe Team
#23MetcashGrocery, Liquor and Tobacco Product WholesalingThe Team
#24BlueScope SteelPrimary Metal and Metal Product ManufacturingThe Team
#25Ramsay Health CareHospitalsThe Team
#26South32Metal Ore MiningThe Team
#27SingTel OptusTelecommunications ServicesThe Team
#28Hancock ProspectingMetal Ore MiningThe Team
#29Toll HoldingsRoad TransportThe Team
#30AMPInsurance and Superannuation FundsThe Team

So, that’s the top 30 companies in Australia by revenue, and the list poses some big questions, especially as we move into the post-COVID-19 world.

  • How long can Australia continue to rely on mining exports to create wealth?
  • Will a fraught political relationship with China mean Australia has to quickly pivot to new markets?
  • Will retirement plans be the real victims of the post-COVID-crash as superannuation funds feel the pressure of a tumultuous global stock market?

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Source: IBISWorld, Top 1000 Companies List 2019 (Australia)


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