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.
Please contact the relevant Mines Rescue training facility from the list below.
P: +61 (2) 4286 5499
F: +61 (2) 4285 1397
558-580 Princes Highway
Woonona NSW 2517
PO Box 41
Corrimal NSW 2518
P: +61 (2) 6573 9000
6 Lachlan Avenue
Singleton Heights NSW 2330
P: +61 (2) 4922 4400
533 Lake Road
Argenton NSW 2284
P: +61 (2) 6350 1000
F: +61 (2) 6352 3684
3 Proto Avenue
Lithgow NSW 2790
PO Box 338
Lithgow NSW 2790
Murragamba Road (off Wollar Road)
Mudgee NSW 2850
Please contact Western Mines Rescue Station for further information
If you are unsure where to direct your enquiry, please email [email protected] your question and we will assist in directing you to the appropriate team.
Our unique VR training simulations allow participants to experience and respond to hazardous situations in a safe and controlled environment. Accurate and realistic, our training platforms include 360-degree theatres, desktop PCs, and VR headsets.
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.
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.