Wandoan Coal Project

The Wandoan Coal Project has been on hold since 2013 and we continue to undertake studies and assess options for its development based on market and economic criteria.

Glencore is currently investigating the use of Wandoan coal as feedstock to produce hydrogen as part of the Glencore Surat Hydrogen development. Visit our Glencore Surat Hydrogen Project web page for more information.

We continue to engage openly and regularly with the Wandoan community and provide updates of developments.


The Wandoan Coal Project is located in Queensland’s Surat Basin, 400 kilometres north-west of Brisbane.


The project is a joint venture between Glencore’s Wandoan Holdings Pty Limited (87.5% ownership) and SCAP Wandoan Pty Ltd (12.5% ownership).

Entering the township of Wandoan.

Project status

The project has been granted all the necessary approvals for its various mining leases. The Wandoan Coal Project was placed on hold in September 2013 and Glencore has indicated that we will only bring on new production volumes if the market environment supports adding additional tonnage and does not materially add to any market oversupply.

The Wandoan Coal Project applied for Mining Leases over an area of about 32,000 hectares in 2007.

The project has environmental approvals from both the Queensland and Federal Governments and the mining leases were granted on 8 September 2017 by the Queensland Government.

The Initial Advice Statement, Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Supplementary EIS and Summary of the Coordinator-General’s Evaluation Report are available upon request by calling us on +61 7 4627 5355.

View the approvals timeline (PDF 75KB) leading to the project’s present status.

Glencore continues to engage openly and regularly with the Wandoan community to provide updates of developments.

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:

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.

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

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

Project enquiries

Postal address: PO Box 127, Wandoan QLD 4419
Street address: 36 Royd Street, Wandoan QLD 4419
Tel: +61 7 4627 5355
Email: Rick Matthews or Scott Elliott

Community complaints and enquiries

24 hours/7days

Tel: +61 7 4627 5355