North Goonyella Mine

The North Goonyella Mine is an underground longwall mine located 160 kilometers west of Mackay that produces a premium quality, high strength coking coal.

North Goonyella coal mine produces a premium quality, high strength coking coal for export markets.

Peabody acquired North Goonyella in 2004 and the 3,555 hectare mining lease is shared with another Peabody operation, Eaglefield. 

North Goonyella has a workforce of approximately 200 people, including contractors, and its mining operations are managed and operated by Peabody.

The mine produced 2.7 million tons of saleable coal in 2015.

Contact Details

Telephone: +61 7 4949 2573
Address: Suttor Development Road, Glenden QLD 4743

Approvals, Plans and Reports

Environmental Reporting

Application to amend an environmental authority
2011 Energy Efficiency Opportunities Reports


Surface environmental impacts are relatively low as North Goonyella is an underground operation. Mine personnel undertake repairs to surface expressions of subsidence as required. Due to the nature of North Goonyella’s coal, it tends to be associated with relatively high methane levels. The possibility of electricity generation from the coal bed methane is currently being explored.


North Goonyella is involved in a range of sponsorships and community activities which have included the Royal Flying Doctors Angel Flight and general support for a number of local schools.

Community consultation is an ongoing priority and North Goonyella representatives communicate regularly with stakeholders, such as local grazers and representatives from Isaac Regional Council.

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