The Narrabri mine has been operating successfully since 2012

The mine is Whitehaven's only underground operation and employs around 500 people, the majority of whom 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 77.5%, 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

Exploration licence applications

The Narrabri Mine has made two exploration licence applications (ELAs), ELA 6442 and ELA 6443,  under the NSW Government’s Operational Allocation framework.

For more detail download the fact sheet here.


Environmental Management, Monitoring & Compliance


Narrabri Mine

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

 General enquiries – 02 6794 4755

 Feedback and complaints – 1800 WHAVEN (1800 942 836)


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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

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