Hail Creek Open Cut

Hail Creek Open Cut mine is a large-scale coal operation that produces metallurgical and thermal coal for export.

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The mine is located 120 kilometres south-west of Mackay in the Bowen Basin, Central Queensland.

Product coal is railed 100 kilometres to Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal for export.


Glencore became the operator of Hail Creek in August 2018 after acquiring a majority interest in the mine and adjacent coal resources.

We are the major shareholder, with 84.67%, and manage the operations on behalf of a joint venture with Marubeni (12%) and Sumitomo (3.33%).

Living and working at Hail Creek Open Cut Mine

Hear the stories of some of our people as they talk about working at Hail Creek Open Cut and living in the Mackay and Whitsunday region.

Glencore continues to engage openly and regularly with the communities in the Bowen Basin of Queensland.

We are committed to engaging with all stakeholders, particularly those in the local community.

Community investment

Glencore partners with organisations to promote sustainable development in:


Our community partnerships at Hail Creek Open Cut include:

  • Mackay Health District Emergency Education Program – a $200,000 investment to help the Rural Emergency and Trauma Enhancement Program team deliver training to rural areas
  • CQ Rescue Helicopter – plays a vital role for people in the region who need urgent medical treatment.

For more information on Glencore Coal Australia’s commitment to communities, download our Community Investment Program booklet (PDF 6.8MB).

Funding opportunities

Submission of funding applications is via the Smarty Grants website.

Use the links below to access documentation for Hail Creek Open Cut.

Proposed Mining Lease Application Number 700026 - Living Quarters/Camp

Permit application receipt
AHR and consents
Camp ownership
Coal seam gas
Development plan
Environmental authority
Permit area and access
Permit term
Public interest
Technical capability

Site publications

Hail Creek Open Cut site publications

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Operation enquiries

Address: Hail Creek QLD 4742
Tel: 1800 732 895

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