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September 9, 2021

Five largest coal mines in Australia in 2020

By Carmen

Here are the five largest coal mines by production in Australia, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

1. Loy Yang Mine

The Loy Yang Mine is a surface mine located in Victoria. It is owned by AGL Energy and produced an estimated 20.934 MTPA of coal in 2020. The mine will operate until 2048.

2. Moolarben Mine

Located in New South Wales, the Moolarben Mine is owned by Yanzhou Coal Mining. The surface and underground mine produced an estimated 19.7 MTPA of coal in 2020. The mine will operate until 2030.

3. Goonyella Riverside Mine

The Goonyella Riverside Mine is located in Queensland. It is owned by BHP and produced an estimated 17.53 MTPA of coal in 2020. The mine will operate until 2055.

4. Mount Arthur Coal Mine

The Mount Arthur Coal Mine, owned by BHP, is a surface mine located in New South Wales. The mine produced an estimated 16.052 MTPA of coal in 2020. The mine will operate until 2040.

5. Rolleston Mine

Owned by Glencore Plc , the Rolleston Mine is a surface mine located in Queensland. It produced an estimated 14.594 MTPA of coal in 2020. The mine will operate until 2040.

Methodology: This information is drawn from GlobalData’s mines and projects database, which tracks all operating and developing mines and projects globally. Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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