Mining responsibly - for today and tomorrow

Our industry has changed a lot since Lyndsay started working in mining. In not just how we mine, but what we mine. Our high-quality, low-emissions coal is used for energy and to create steel. We’re also mining the metals of the future - like gold, copper, and zinc.

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Special anniversary edition of the hi-vis mining jersey to celebrate 10 years together

The NSW Minerals Council and the Newcastle Knights have signed a new agreement for the mining industry to continue as a major sponsor of the NRL club for three more years.

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NSW Mining a major sponsor of new Newcastle Knights team in the NRLW

The NSW Minerals Council is proud to announce it will be a foundation partner and major sponsor of the Newcastle Knights women’s team in the NRLW in 2022.

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Keeping the community safe and our economy moving

There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our mine workers, their families and mining communities. And that remains the industry’s top priority as we have all adapted to new ways of living and working during this global pandemic. 

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COVID-19 Industry Response

The NSW mining industry is implementing strict COVID-19 Protocols to help our mining workforce, mining families and mining communities to remain safe and healthy during this challenging time. 

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NSW now more attractive for mining investment - but more progress needed

The release of the Fraser Institute’s Annual Mining Survey shows that NSW has improved its ranking as an attractive jurisdiction for mining investment, however it’s clear more needs to be done as domestic and international competitors continue to outperform our state.

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NSW mining companies inject $14.9 billion into NSW economy in 2019-2020

The NSW Minerals Council’s latest annual member company Expenditure Survey found the 27 participating mining companies directly injected $14.9 billion into the NSW economy in 2019-20, while supporting tens of thousands of jobs and generating billions in additional spending across NSW, particularly in regional communities.

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Good for Jobs. Good for NSW.

There are more than 40,000 people working in mining jobs across NSW. And there are thousands more working in businesses that supply our mines and benefit from mining too. In places like Campbeltown, Penrith, Castle Hill, Sutherland Shire and St Leonards in Sydney. 

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The history of Mining in NSW

Mining has been part of NSW for more than 200 years, providing jobs, independence and wealth. Coal mining in Australia began near Nobbys Head in Newcastle in the 1790s.

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News

26 July 2022

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2022 Health, Safety, Environment & Community Award Winners Announced

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25 July 2022

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2022 Health, Safety, Environment & Community Conference and Awards

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24 June 2022

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2022 NSW Women in Mining Awards - Winners announcement

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Latest Events

21 August 2022

Voice for Mining Family Day 2022

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13 October 2022

Industry & Suppliers Awards Dinner 2022

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Join the Voice for Mining network

Support a strong mining industry and the contribution of mining families across NSW

  • There are 40,000 people working in our mines. 
  • Our mines pay around 2 billion a year in royalties to the NSW Government to help fund nurses, teachers and police on our streets.
  • our mining families are the lifeblood of regional communities, working with farmers, teachers, tradies, people in manufacturing, services and other industries.
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Past Events

NSW Mining HSEC Conference & Awards

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NSW Women in Mining Awards 2022

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