Middlemount Coal


Middlemount About Us

About Us

Middlemount Mine

Middlemount Coal Mine is located approximately 90 kilometres north-east of Emerald and some 7 kilometres west of the township of Middlemount in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

Middlemount Coal Mine is an open-cut coal mine which uses conventional truck and shovel methods. Middlemount commenced its full-scale operations in November 2011 with a current mine life expectancy estimated to be more than 20 years.

Middlemount Coal Pty Ltd (Middlemount) is an incorporated joint venture between Peabody Energy Australia Pty Ltd and Yancoal Australia Ltd.


Peabody is a leading coal producer, providing essential products to fuel basedload electricity for emerging and developed countries and create the steel needed to build foundational infrastructure. Our commitment to sustainability underpins our activities today and helps to shape our strategy for the future.


Yancoal is a leading low-cost Australian coal producer in the global seaborne market, producing a mix of premium thermal, semi-soft coking and PCI coals for export. Since 2004, Yancoal has generated over $10 billion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for Australia and now owns, operates or participates in nine producing coal mines across NSW, Queensland and Western Australia. These operations support around 4,300 full time jobs, and in 2020 generated $0.5 billion in government contributions and created an overall value-added impact of $8.0 billion for the Australian economy. Yancoal has a diverse range of customers and in 2020 we exported our Australian coal to 19 countries. Yancoal is a public company, listed on both the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: YAL) and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKSE: 3668), and is majority owned by Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited.



We practice Self-care for ourselves, our team and our families.


We respect each other, the community and the environment.


We take individual responsibility for all our actions and strive to contribute positively to Middlemount Coal.


By focusing on individual strengths, we create a cohesive and supportive workplace through the engagement of our people.


We strive for excellence, distinction and quality to achieve success through developing a culture of support and best practice.