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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 30 June 2020 there were 38 operating coal mines in New South Wales.
38 operating
coal mines
256.2 million tonnes of raw coal produced.
22,661 production employment
In NSW there are:
21
open cut
coal mines
17
underground
coal mines
Raw coal production shown for 12 months ending 30 June 2020
Mudgee
  • 5
  • 47.8 million tonnes
  • 2,350
Gunnedah
  • 5
  • 27.2 million tonnes
  • 2,796
Hunter Valley
  • 16
  • 152.4 million tonnes
  • 12,565
Lithgow
  • 3
  • 6 million tonnes
  • 864
Newcastle
  • 5
  • 10.7 million tonnes
  • 1,281
Wollongong
  • 4
  • 12.1 million tonnes
  • 2,805

NSW coal export market share

12 months to 30 June 2020

Production

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