Rolleston Open Cut

Rolleston Open Cut mine produces thermal coal predominantly for export.

Rolleston Open Cut 2023 contribution

  • $2.3b

    Total contribution

  • 12,836,000

    Tonnes of saleable product

  • 790

    Employees and contractors

  • $1.4b

    Spent on goods and services

Spring Creek North/Rolleston Coal Mine Continuation Project

Our Spring Creek North Continuation Project, also known as the Rolleston Coal Mine Continuation Project, is currently undergoing Queensland State and Commonwealth assessment processes. The project seeks to extend the existing Spring Creek Pit at our Rolleston Open Cut operation.

For more information, view the supporting documents on the documents tab on this page.


The mine is located 16 kilometres west of Rolleston township and 140 kilometres southeast of Emerald, in Queensland's Bowen Basin.

Product is loaded into train carriages and transported to domestic markets or for export via the Gladstone ports of RG Tanna and the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET).


Rolleston Open Cut is 100% owned and operated by Glencore.

Rehabilitation at Rolleston Open Cut

Rehabilitation at Rolleston Open Cut

Learn how mined land undergoes progressive rehabilitation at Rolleston Open Cut.
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Learn how mined land undergoes progressive rehabilitation at Rolleston Open Cut.

Glencore continues to engage openly and regularly with the communities of Rolleston, Springsure, the Central Highlands region and the wider 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 Rolleston Open Cut include:

  • Camp Quality – supporting this organisation to give children facing cancer the chance to be kids again
  • Capricorn Rescue Helicopter – supporting the operation of Capricorn Rescue, which plays a vital role in providing emergency air services across the region.

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 Rolleston Open Cut.

If you have any questions about Rolleston Open Cut, please contact us using the information below.

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

Operation enquiries

Address: Albinia QLD 4722
Tel: +61 7 4988 9100

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Community complaints and enquiries

24 hours/7days

Tel: 1800 732 895