Oaky Creek Coal

Oaky Creek Coal is an underground operation that produces metallurgical coal for export.

Oaky Creek Coal 2022 contribution

  • $1.01b

    Total contribution

  • 3,392,000

    Tonnes of saleable product

  • 740

    Employees and contractors

  • $561m

    Spent on goods and services

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The mine is located in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin, 90 kilometres north-west of Emerald and 46 kilometres south-west of Middlemount.

The coal is exported through the ports of Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal south of Mackay and from the Port of Gladstone.


The operation is a joint venture between Glencore (55%), SCAP Oaky Creek Pty Ltd (25%) and ICRA OC P/L (20%).

Glencore continues to engage openly and regularly with the communities of Tieri, Capella and the wider Bowen Basin of Queensland.

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

The Western Kangoulu are the Traditional Owners of the land on which Oaky Creek Coal operates. Oaky Creek Coal works closely with the Western Kangoulu in cultural heritage management and to highlight the importance of cultural awareness among its workforce.

Community investment

Glencore partners with organisations to promote sustainable development in:

Our community partnerships at Oaky Creek Coal include:

  • Tieri Annual PGA Pro Am – as major sponsor of one of the major events on the Ladbrokes Pro-Am Series schedule in recent years
  • CTM Links – Tieri Womens Social Cohesion Project, helping to build cohesion and a healthy connection within our community through the Ladies in Tieri (LIT) project.

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.

Oaky Creek Coal continually reviews and seeks improvements to meet our regulatory requirements.

As part of our obligations under the Water Act 2000, Oaky Creek Coal has an Underground Water Impact Report for our operations.

The Chief Executive of the now Queensland Department of Environment & Science has approved the report.

Download the Underground Water Impact Report (PDF 4.8MB), or contact our Environment and Community team on +61 7 4984 7200 during business hours to request a hard copy.

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

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Operation enquiries

Address: Oaky Creek Mine Access Road, Lilyvale QLD 4723
Tel: +61 7 4984 7200

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Community complaints and enquiries

24 hours/7days

Tel: 1800 732 895