History and location

Our Illawarra Metallurgical Coal operation is in the southern coalfields of New South Wales, near the city Wollongong and about 75 kilometres south of Sydney.

Few other regions have a mining history quite like Illawarra, which dates back more than 150 years.

The first shaft mines were sunk here as early as the nineteenth century. Soon after, collieries were built and labourers settled into the area, bringing their families with them. Roads, schools and hospitals followed, and communities flourished.

It is a legacy etched into the local way of life.

We’ve been operating around these parts since 1935, more than 80 years, with the purchase of Wongawilli Colliery.

Big things beneath the surface

Over the years we have modernised coal mining at Illawarra Metallurgical Coal making it safer and more efficient.

Our underground mines at Appin and Dendrobium produce high quality metallurgical coal used for steelmaking. As a by-product, we also supply small amounts of coal for energy.

Everything is processed at our plants at West Cliff and Dendrobium, before being transported by road and rail down to Port Kembla in Woolongong. From there it is shipped off around Australia-and the world.

We also look after the Port Kembla Coal Terminal.

Illawarra Metallurgical Coal

Safer walking and cycling now a reality

We've helped provide the community with a pedestrian and cycle pathway network, giving locals a much safer and healthier way to get around.

See case study

Playing our part

We're pleased to be a part of the community, working together on big projects and lending a hand when needed.

Every year we give more than AU$1 million to local efforts that benefit the people of Illawarra and Wollindilly.

We're proud to support two community programs that will deliver long term benefits.

These are:

  • Illawarra Coal Community Partnerships Program
  • Dendrobium Community Enhancement Program

We also have two groups dedicated to talk to the community about our operations.

These are:

  • Illawarra Coal Community Consultative Committee
  • Dendrobium Community Consultative Committee

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Contact

Get in touch with Illawarra Metallurgical Coal

Lucas Dow
Lucas Dow

Lucas Dow, Acting Vice President Operations

Lucas has more than 18 years of experience leading organisations within the resources sector, across a range of commodities including coal, manganese, copper, lead and silver. A mining engineering graduate from the University of Queensland, Lucas has worked extensively across technical, business planning and operational roles, including Asset President of BMA’s operations in Queensland and BHP Head of Group HSEC.

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Illawarra Metallurgical Coal
Level 3, Enterprise 1 Building,
Innovation Campus, Squires Way,
North Wollongong, 2500
New South Wales 
Australia
Phone: +61 2 4286 3000