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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The important role of men in increasing Gender Diversity at NSW mines

Men are playing an important role in increasing diversity and attracting and retaining women in the mining industry, including gender diversity advocate Tim Witney, a Production Manager at BHP, who won our Gender Diversity Award in 2019.

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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Latest ABS data confirms strong 2020 for minerals exploration in NSW

Exploration spending results released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirm a strong final quarter in 2020 and a very strong 2020 overall for NSW exploration activity.

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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

16 May 2022

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Jobs and royalties boost as Aurelia Metals Peak copper mine extension is approved 

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11 May 2022

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NSW Mining’s Decade of Delivering | Member companies pump $122 billion into NSW economy over last 10 years

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07 April 2022

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Contribution of mining to Northwestern NSW remains strong in 2020-21

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Latest Events

23 June 2022

NSW Women in Mining Awards 2022

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25 July 2022

NSW Mining HSEC Conference & Awards

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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

Exploration & Tenures Forum & Awards

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Voice For Mining Family Day

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