One of Australia’s most productive underground coal mines

Narrabri has been operating successfully since 2012 and employs around 500 people who live locally.​​

The Narrabri underground mine is approved to produce 11 million tonnes per annum of high quality thermal coal until 2031. The Narrabri longwall is fully automated and is one of the most advanced in Australia.

Operation Narrabri Underground Coal mine
Ownership Whitehaven 70%, J Power 7.5%, 3 others each with 7.5%
Commenced operations 2012
Location 17km south east of Narrabri, 70km north west of Gunnedah
Type of operation Underground coal mine
Operating hours 24/7
Production approval 11.0 Mt run of mine coal per annum
Stage of operation In operation
Workforce 500


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Narrabri Mine

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Narrabri Mine Timeline


Narrabri Project approved

Narrabri JV formed with sale of 7.5% stakes to Yudean Group, EDF Trading and J-Power


Sale of 7.5% stake in Narrabri

to Korean consortium


Longwall installed

The Narrabri Underground Extension Project

We are looking to extend the life of the Narrabri underground mine to around 2045, providing continued employment for hundreds of local people.

Our extension proposal seeks to extract coal to the south of the current mine within the existing Exploration Licence area, and via the established surface infrastructure, using the existing coal handling preparation plant, rail loop, box cut and offices.

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