Mines Rescue & Training

Our facilities

Training environments to suit industry needs.

Mines Rescue training facilities are located in the Gunnedah, Lithgow, Moolarben, Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Illawarra mining regions.

Why Us?

Our purpose-built training facilities are equipped with practical areas that incorporate height towers and confined space areas for specialised high-risk training, as well as providing virtual reality technologies and an underground gallery for mine safety training.

These specialised facilities allow workers to respond to real and simulated safety events such as fires, roof falls, gas outbursts, and other workplace hazards in a controlled and risk-tolerant environment. We are also happy to deliver training onsite at your premises or at another venue of your choice.

Virtual Reality (VR)

Our unique VR training simulations allow participants to experience and respond to hazardous situations in a safe and controlled environment using ocular headsets and other devices.

VR training has been shown to have a positive impact on a number of cognitive elements central to effective learning including spatial awareness, problem-solving, hazard perception, and team building.

Mines Rescue & Training Locations

Southern Mines Rescue Station (Head Office)

(02) 4286 5499
558-580 Princes Highway, Woonona, NSW, 2517
PO Box 41, Corrimal, NSW, 2518

Hunter Valley Mines Rescue Station

(02) 6573 9000
6 Lachlan Avenue , Singleton Heights, NSW, 2330

Newcastle Mines Rescue Station

(02) 4922 4400
533 Lake Road, Argenton, NSW, 2284

Western Mines Rescue Station

Special Instructions: Parking and access are off Lithgow Street NOT off Proto Avenue.

(02) 6350 1000
3 Proto Avenue, Lithgow, NSW, 2790
PO Box 338, Lithgow, NSW, 2790

Moolarben Mines Rescue Station

(02) 6350 1000
Murragamba Road, Mudgee, NSW, 2850
PO Box 1022, Mudgee, NSW, 2850

Gunnedah Mines Rescue Station

(02) 6350 1010
33 Alford Road, Gunnedah, NSW, 2380

Generic Underground Inductions

Induction training to enter or re-enter the underground coal mining industry

Emergency Response and Rescue

Courses for those wishing to be part of an emergency response and rescue team

Generic Underground Refreshers

Essential self-escape refresher training for experienced workers in underground coal mines

Contact us

Our range of services includes:

  • Simulated emergency response training programs
  • Education on ergonomics and manual handling
  • Whole of mine training sessions
  • One-on-one coaching
  • ERT development

Our other Coal Services businesses can also assist with education and training in the following areas:

  • Custom-designed gas awareness, detection and analysis training
  • Toolbox talks
  • Educational sessions on health effects of exposures, control measures, regulations and exposure standards
  • Dust, diesel particulates, vibration, noise awareness, chemical exposures, PPE and fatigue management training
  • Return to work coordination services

Contact us today to discuss your training needs.

How to find us (Southern Mines Rescue Station (Head Office))

Southern Mines Rescue Station (Head Office) address

558-580 Princes Highway, Woonona, NSW, 2517
PO Box 41, Corrimal, NSW, 2518