Daunia metallurgical coal mine

The Daunia metallurgical coal mine is an open cut coal mine located 30 kilometres south east of Moranbah, and about 170 kilometres south west of Mackay in Queensland. ​​

Daunia is one of nine metallurgical coal mines in Queensland’s Bowen Basin and is located on the traditional lands of the Barada Barna people. The mine produces a hard coking coal and pulverised coal injection metallurgical coal product.

Daunia’s coal products are exported to customers across Asia through the Hay Point Coal Terminal or Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal near Mackay.

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Operation Daunia mine
Ownership 100% ownership
Commenced operations Opened in 2013, acquired by Whitehaven in 2024
Location 30 km south east of Moranbah, 170 km south west of Mackay in Queensland
Type of operation Open cut metallurgical coal mine
Operating hours 24/7
JORC Resources 115Mt
Expected mine life ~2040
Stage of operation In operation
Workforce ~770


Daunia Mine

Contact us for more information, to provide feedback or to lodge a complaint.

 1800 WHAVEN (1800 942 836)


Additional contacts are available here

Acquisition of Daunia
and Blackwater

In October 2023, Whitehaven Coal announced the acquisition of 100% of both the Daunia and Blackwater coal mines from BHP Group and Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd (BMA) in a highly attractive and transformative acquisition. 
Whitehaven took ownership following completion of the acquisition on 2 April 2024.

Further information is available here.

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