​Collinsville Open Cut is Queensland's oldest coal mine, having operated as an underground or open cut mine for almost 100 years.

It is located in the northern part of the Queensland Bowen Basin, roughly 270km south east of Townsville.

Collinsville mine is part of the NCA Project, a mining, processing and exporting partnership that delivers high quality coal, cost effectively to international customers. The NCA Project includes the Collinsville mine, the Newlands coal operation, and the Abbot Point Bulk Coal terminal.

The Collinsville mine is an open cut operation producing a variety of coking and steaming coal products for both overseas and domestic markets. 

Register your interest in working at Collinsville Coal

Glencore has recently announced that our operations at Collinsville Coal will be restarting in 2017.

As production recommences over the coming months, new team members will be welcomed to Collinsville Coal in stages. We'll be supplementing our initial intake with labour hire employees. If you'd like to be considered for labour hire positions, please refer to Workpac's call for 'Expressions of Interest' featured on their website. All applications must be made directly to Workpac's Bowen Office.

Any current Glencore positions are advertised on our Careers website.

Thank you for your interest in opportunities at Collinsville Coal.

Brief history of the operation

Collinsville was recognised as a potential coalfield as early as 1866. First underground mining began in 1919. In 1952, Mt Isa Mines (MIM) acquired an interest and gained a controlling interest in 1972, merging private and State-owned mines.
Glencore acquired MIM in 2003.

The mine moved from underground to open cut operations progressively from the 1950s with large-scale open cut operations occurring in 1983 and the last underground mine completing operations in 1997.


Fast facts

LocationNorthern Queensland, Australia
ProductsSteaming coal and coking coal
EmployeesThe NCA Project has 357 employees
Annual production capacity6 million tonnes run of mine coal