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Coal Services holds a unique data series detailing essential aspects of the NSW coal industry.

Our Statistics team compiles reports covering NSW coal production by method of mining and regional source, domestic coal sales by user group and exports by country of destination, end use coal type and value. In addition they provide information on the industry’s workforce and productivity.

This information supports Coal Services’ business units and is also utilised by federal, state and local governments, coal industry groups, coal industry consultants, research groups, equipment manufacturers and the media.

NSW mining operations

At 30 June 2021 there were 39 operating coal mines in New South Wales.
39 operating
coal mines
242.1 million tonnes of raw coal produced.
21,979 production employment
In NSW there are:
22
open cut
coal mines
17
underground
coal mines
Raw coal production shown for 12 months ending 30 June 2021
Mudgee
  • 5
  • 47 million tonnes
  • 2,319
Gunnedah
  • 5
  • 28.6 million tonnes
  • 2,641
Hunter Valley
  • 16
  • 139.7 million tonnes
  • 11,866
Lithgow
  • 3
  • 5.5 million tonnes
  • 798
Newcastle
  • 6
  • 8.6 million tonnes
  • 1,433
Wollongong
  • 4
  • 12.7 million tonnes
  • 2,922

NSW coal export market share

12 months to 30 June 2021

Production

Detailed NSW Raw Coal production information can be accessed via our NSW Coal Industry Statistics reports.