Wilpinjong Mine

The Wilpinjong Mine is an open-cut mine located 40 kilometers north east of Mudgee that produces a high quality thermal coal.

Peabody purchased Wilpinjong in 2006. The mine has a workforce of approximately 400 people, including contractors. 

With an average strip ratio for the life of the mine at around 2.8:1, Wilpinjong is one of the lowest cost coal mining operations in Australia.

Wilpinjong sold 13.5 million tons of coal in 2015.

Contact Details

Community complaint hotline: 1300 606 625 (Australia) 
Blasting Information: 1800 649 783
Telephone: +61 2 6370 2500
Address: 1434 Ulan – Wollar Road, Wilpinjong NSW 2850

Approvals, Plans and Reports


Although a relatively young mine, Wilpinjong is making progress with its rehabilitation and reclamation efforts. It has employed specialists to take on a holistic management approach, which is being communicated to other parties, including surrounding land holders.

Wilpinjong’s Rehabilitation Management Plan targets a variety of future land use options, including grazing activities of varying intensity and the establishment of woodland habitat.

Rehabilitation Fact Sheet


Wilpinjong places great emphasis on building strong relationships with its neighbours. It is widely recognized for its Native Title Agreement, which includes the establishment and joint administration of a business trust for Native Title claimants. The mine maintains a donations budget used to support a diverse range of local community-based organisations and activities.

Wilpinjong Coal won the People's Choice Award for community initiatives at the 2008 NSW Minerals Council Environment and Community Excellence Awards.

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