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Customised training environments tailored to industry needs.

World-class practical training facilities for hands-on skill development

Our state-of-the-art Mines Rescue training facilities are located in Newcastle, Woonona, Lithgow, Moolarben and Singleton.

Each facility is equipped with excellent customised practical areas that incorporate height towers and confined space areas for specialised high risk training, as well as providing world-leading virtual reality technologies, and an underground gallery.

Using these superior facilities we are able to train mine workers, as well as those from general industry, to respond to real and simulated events, such as fires, roof falls, gas outbursts and other inherent dangers in a totally controlled and risk-tolerant environment.

Course bookings and further information

Please contact the relevant Mines Rescue training facility from the list below.

Hunter Valley Mines Rescue Station

P: +61 (2) 6573 9000
F: +61 (2) 6573 2007

6 Lachlan Avenue
Singleton Heights NSW 2330

[email protected]

Newcastle Mines Rescue Station

P: +61 (2) 4922 4400
F: +61 (2) 4958 3504

533 Lake Road
Argenton NSW 2284

PO Box 146
Boolaroo NSW 2284

[email protected]

Southern Mines Rescue Station

P: +61 (2) 4286 5499
F: +61 (2) 4285 1397

558-580 Princes Highway
Woonona NSW 2517

PO Box 41
Corrimal NSW 2518

[email protected]

Western Mines Rescue Station

P: +61 (2) 6350 1000
F: +61 (2) 6352 3684

3 Proto Avenue
Lithgow NSW 2790

Murragamba Road (off Wollar Road)
Mudgee NSW 2850

PO Box 338
Lithgow NSW 2790

[email protected]

Virtual Reality (VR)

Our unique VR simulations allow training participants to experience and respond to hazardous situations in a safe and controlled environment. Accurate and realistic, our VR platforms include 360-degree 3D theatres and curved screens.

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.

Underground gallery

On average, our underground training galleries span approximately 300-metres and are located beneath each Mines Rescue station. Participants are able to use these galleries as a mock environment to practise the principles taught in the classroom – for instance, using breathing apparatus and operating in a dark coal mine. National rescue competitions are also held in these galleries and give participants the opportunity to further practise and hone their skills during simulated emergencies.