Liddell Coal Operations

Liddell Coal Operations is a former open cut mine, which produced thermal and metallurgical coal for the export market.

In 2023 Liddell Coal Operations mined its last coal after 100 years of operation. This milestone marked the beginning of a new era for the site with focus now shifting to mine closure and rehabilitation works. Mine closure and rehabilitation works at Liddell now fall under the Liddell Coal Closure Project.


The operation is located 25 kilometres north-west of Singleton in the Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales.

In May 2023, a modification to development consent DA 305-11-01 (Mod 8) was approved to allow ongoing use of Liddell final voids till 2050 for group tailings and water storage.


Liddell Coal is operated and managed by Liddell Coal Operations Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Glencore Coal, on behalf of a joint venture between Glencore (67.5%) and Mitsui Matsushima Australia (32.5%).

Regulatory information

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Glencore continues to engage openly and regularly with the communities of Singleton, Muswellbrook and the broader Upper Hunter Valley region of New South Wales.

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 Liddell Coal Operations include:

  • Hunter Valley Fly Fishing Club – multi-year restocking of Lake St Clair with native Australian Bass Fingerlings
  • Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music - ongoing scholarships for music students.

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 regulatory information and fact sheets for Liddell Coal Operations:

If you have any questions about Liddell Coal Operations, please contact us using the information below.

If you have a media enquiry, visit our contact us page.

Operation enquiries

Address: PO Box 7, Singleton NSW 2330
Tel: +61 2 6570 9900

To make a general enquiry, please complete and submit the form below. Fields marked with an * are mandatory.

Community complaints and blasting information hotline

24 hours/7days

Tel: 1800 037 317