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Carmichael Mine

Carmichael Mine

Carmichael Mine

Delivering jobs and opportunities for regional Queensland.

The Carmichael Mine is under construction in central Queensland’s Galilee Basin. Construction began in June 2019 after all final approvals were received. Construction and operation of the mine will comply with the comprehensive regulatory conditions set by the Australian and Queensland Governments.

More than $1.5 billion in contracts have been awarded for the construction of the Carmichael Mine and Rail Project and more than 2,000 people directly employed. More than 9,000 indirect jobs have also been created.

The Carmichael Mine is located in the North Galilee Basin, more than 300 kilometres from the Queensland coastline and approximately 160 kilometres north-west of Clermont in regional Queensland.

Once construction is complete, the Carmichael Mine will be one of 125 coal mines in Australia. The mine will produce 10 million tonnes of coal per annum. The mine is comparable in capacity to existing mines in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley and Queensland’s Bowen Basin. 

The Carmichael Mine will generate billions of dollars for government in its first 30 years of operation by contributing to taxes and royalties paid by us, our employees and suppliers. This money will help to build new schools, hospitals and roads for Queensland.

What is it?

  • An open cut mine producing 10 million tonnes of coal per year
  • One of 125 coal mines operating in Australia

Where is it?

  • More than 300km inland from Queensland’s east coast
  • 160km northwest of Clermont in regional Queensland

What are the benefits

2,000 + direct jobs delivered for local people during construction of Mine and Rail Project

More than $1.5 billion in contracts awarded for Mine and Rail Project, with 88% of contracts gone to Queensland business

Mining taxes and royalties from the mine will help build new schools, hospitals and roads across Queensland