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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

As at 31 December 2020 there were 38 operating coal mines in New South Wales.
38 operating
coal mines
251.8 million tonnes of raw coal produced.
20,938 production employment
In NSW there are:
21
open cut
coal mines
17
underground
coal mines
Raw coal production shown for 12 months ending 31 December 2020
Mudgee
  • 5
  • 47.6 million tonnes
  • 2,253
Gunnedah
  • 5
  • 30.4 million tonnes
  • 2,522
Hunter Valley
  • 16
  • 145.5 million tonnes
  • 11,223
Lithgow
  • 3
  • 6.5 million tonnes
  • 826
Newcastle
  • 5
  • 9.5 million tonnes
  • 1,309
Wollongong
  • 4
  • 12.3 million tonnes
  • 2,805

NSW coal export market share

12 months to December 2020

Production

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