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Carmichael Mine

Carmichael Mine

Carmichael Mine

What is it?

  • An open cut mine producing 10 million tonnes of coal per year
  • One of 125 coal mines operating in Australia

Where is it?

  • More than 300km inland from Queensland’s east coast
  • 160km northwest of Clermont in regional Queensland

What are the benefits

2,600 + direct jobs delivered for local people during construction of Mine and Rail Project

More than $1.5 billion in contracts awarded for Mine and Rail Project, with 88% of contracts gone to Queensland business

Mining taxes and royalties from the mine will help build new schools, hospitals and roads across Queensland

Delivering jobs and opportunities for regional Queensland.

The Carmichael Mine is located in central Queensland’s Galilee Basin. Approved by the Australian and Queensland governments, the mine’s operations comply with comprehensive regulatory conditions.

The Carmichael Mine produces in the order of 10 million tonnes of coal per annum. It is a high-quality thermal coal with a product specification of up to 5600Kcal/kg and 11 per cent ash, significantly more efficient than typical Indian or Indonesian coal.

Construction of the Carmichael Mine in the Galilee Basin

Construction of the Carmichael Mine began in June 2019 after the Australian Government and Queensland governments granted final approvals.

During construction we paid more than $1 billion to regional Queensland contractors and businesses and created more than 2,600 jobs for regional Queenslanders. The Project also supported the creation of more than 9,000 indirect jobs.

The Galilee Basin

The Carmichael Mine is located in the North Galilee Basin in central Queensland. It is more than 300 kilometres from the east coast of Queensland and approximately 160 kilometres north-west of the town of Clermont in regional Queensland.

The Galilee Basin is a 247,000 square metre resource-rich area of Australia. Geoscience Australia acknowledges 15 mineral deposits in the basin.

The Bravus Mining and Resources mining leases only cover part of the Galilee Basin.

Impact of the Carmichael Mine

The Carmichael Mine will generate billions of dollars for government in its first 30 years of operation. We are proud to contribute significantly to our local and national communities through taxes and royalties paid by our business, our employees, and our suppliers. This money will help to build new schools, hospitals, and roads for Queensland, and provide services across the country.

The Carmichael Mine is one of 125 coal mines in Australia. The mine is comparable in capacity to existing mines in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley and Queensland’s Bowen Basin.