Burton Mine

The Burton Mine is an open-cut mine located 150 kilometers south west of Mackay that produces hard and semi-hard coking and thermal coals.

Burton coal mine produces hard and semi-hard coking and thermal coals for export markets

Peabody acquired 95 percent of Burton in April 2004. The mine's operations are carried out under contract by Thiess.

Burton was one of the first mining operations to use the terrace mining method for extracting steep seams.  With the approval of the Burton Widening Project, Burton is looking to modify the terrace mining concept to a depth approaching 230 meters at the highwall, which is an Australian first.

The mine sold 1.2 million tons of coal in 2015.

Contact Details

Telephone: +61 7 4940 5555
Address: Off Suttor Development Road, Glenden QLD 4743


As two of Burton’s satellite pits – Broadmeadow and Wallanbah – have reached completion, a comprehensive rehabilitation program has been initiated to progressively decommission these previously mined areas.

Peabody is overseeing the Burton Mine rehabilitation program and is engaging a multitude of rehabilitation contractors and specialists so that the Peabody goal, ensuring that overall the land mined is left in equal or better condition than prior to mining, is achieved.


Burton is committed to playing a positive role in its local community. It is embarking on a program to identify indigenous employment and business opportunities for traditional landowners. It also participates in a range of community activities and sponsorships, including the Nebo Community Development Group and Mackay / Whitsunday Road Accident Action Group rest stops.

Community consultation is an ongoing priority that includes community meetings with stakeholders, such as local grazers and representatives from Isaac Regional Council.

Back to Top