With more than 175 mines of different sizes across Western Australia, mining operations have avast range of demands when it comes to vehicle hire. From Pilbara Minerals Limited, who supply lithium and tantalum to global markets, to Kalgoorlie Super Pit Gold Mine, Raw Hire can provide a customised fleet solution to suit a mine’s unique requirements.

Iron Ore Mining in Western Australia

Western Australia is one of the world’s premier suppliers of iron ore. Mining for iron ore takes place predominantly in the Pilbara region in the north of WA. Here, numerous iron ore mining sites are located, such as the world-class integrated site at Roy Hill, BHP Billiton, and Rio Tinto, which consists of an integrated network of 15 iron ore mines.

The experienced staff at Raw Hire understand exactly what an iron ore mine needs. We deliver vehicles straight to site, ready to commence work, wherever you are located. Our late model fleet of air conditioned vehicles are maintained to manufacturer specifications to ensure they arrive at your site in optimum condition.

A Vehicle to Suit Your Pilbara Mining Operation’s Requirements

After iron ore, the most important commodities for mining in WA are oil and gas, gold, alumina and nickel, base metals, diamonds, salt, mineral sands and coal.

Perhaps a natural gas reserve needs four wheel drives and flatbed trucks for their project at Barrow Island. Or, a salt mine needs a 12 or 57 seat four-wheel drive bus to transport staff, or acrane truck for its operations at Dampier or Port Hedland.

At Raw Hire, we have a range of light commercial vehicles, wagons, utes, 4WDs, two-wheel drives, tipper trucks, two to 12-tonne trucks, water trucks and speciality vehicles available, including trailers and water carts. If there is something else you need for your WA mine, don’t hesitate to ask. We will do what we can to customise a mining vehicle and deliver exactly what you need to get your job done on time and on budget.

We offer long term vehicle hire for durations of more than 30 days and can create customised hire agreements to ensure you get exactly the vehicles you need for the precise period you want.

With Raw Hire, every vehicle you need is provided from one central hire company. We check every vehicle before and after hire, so you can be sure that the vehicle you hire won’t let you down - even when working in the toughest mining conditions.


Perth Office
8 Carney Road Welshpool WA 6106
P 1800 227 444

All Raw Hire Corporate and administration, including accounts, human resources and marketing is handled through our Perth Office. It is also the point of contact for any Barrow Island enquiries.

8 Carney Road
Welshpool WA 6106

KARRATHA OFFICE Depot By Appointment Only
2546 Seabrook Crescent, Karratha WA 6714
P 1800 227 444



Barrow Island
Pilbara Coast, WA
P 1800 227 444

Raw Hire, formerly McLaren, are a key supplier of hire vehicles to Barrow Island with over 200 vehicles operating on the island off the coast of Western Australia, between Onslow and Karratha.  Read more