Our Sponsors

The Hunter Coal Festival would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors.

The NSW Minerals Council is proud to support the 2018 Hunter Coal Festival. There is strong support for mining in the Hunter Valley and we’re pleased that this event recognises the contribution of our world class miners to the economy and in the local community.

We are the industry association for the NSW mining industry, providing a united voice for our members.

The mining industry makes a major contribution to the Hunter. For example, more than $4.8 billion was spent by the region’s miners in 2015/16 including wages, community contributions and payments to more than 3,600 local Hunter businesses supplying our mines.


Glencore is one of Australia’s largest coal producers with 13 mining complexes – including 17 operational mines – across New South Wales and Queensland.

We employ 7,500 Australians and in 2016 managed the production of nearly 93 million tonnes of thermal and coking coal, predominantly for export. We are a strong supporter of regional communities. Since 2006, we have invested $80 million in partnerships across these communities, including more than $4million in 2017. We have a strong safety and environmental performance and play an active role in the development of low emission coal technology.


Peabody is the world’s largest private-sector coal company. The company is also a leading voice in advocating for sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal technologies. Peabody serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in more than 25 countries on five continents.


Coal Services is a Specialised Health and Safety Scheme that provides an integrated suite of services to help identify, assess, monitor and control many risks inherent in the New South Wales (NSW) coal mining industry.

Our preventative and responsive services in the areas of occupational health and safety, workers compensation, mines rescue and training help to deliver on our purpose, ‘to protect’. We are owned by industry for industry, through the NSW Minerals Council and the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU). Our purpose, vision and values are aligned to focus on the safety and health of our industry and its workers.


The Mine Wealth + Wellbeing Superannuation Fund (Mine) is a profit to members, public offer fund dedicated to serving the retirement needs of all Australians. Its enduring purpose is to deliver an exceptional retirement for members which achieves peace of mind along the way. Mine employs over 200 staff and manages more than $10 billion in funds for approximately 66,000 members.

In addition to superannuation and pension products, Mine offers its members access to insurance, financial advice and banking products.


Yancoal As Australia’s largest pure-play coal provider, Yancoal is a leader in the local resources sector with mining operations in NSW, QLD and WA. Operating with a long-term vision for ongoing investment into Australian mining, Yancoal continues to build new opportunities for its employees, shareholders and customers.

Yancoal is committed to supporting the local communities in which it operates, providing employment and training opportunities and relying on local contractors and service providers to assist its operations. Yancoal also invests financially into local community health, education and sporting programs and initiatives, helping to make a positive contribution to the surrounding regions.


BHP is a world-leading resources company. We extract and process minerals, oil and gas, with more than 60,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. Our products are sold worldwide. Our global headquarters are in Melbourne, Australia.

Since 1851, we have been developing and contributing to industry, communities and economies around the world. Our purpose is to create long-term shareholder value through the discovery, acquisition, development and marketing of natural resources. Our strategy is to own and operate large, long-life, low-cost, expandable, upstream assets diversified by commodity, geography and market.

Mt Arthur Coal is now one of the largest individual open cut coal production sites in the NSW Hunter Valley. Owned and operated entirely by BHP. Mt Arthur Coal is a state of the art mining operation which extracts quality thermal coal for domestic and export power generation. The operation is located south west of Muswellbrook and employs 1,500 employees who reside in Muswellbrook, Singleton and nearby areas in the Upper Hunter Shire.


Bengalla Mining Company is a joint venture involving New Hope Group, Wesfarmers, Taipower and Mitsui.  We are a dragline, truck and excavator operation supplying high quality thermal coal to international customers since 1999.  We have consent to mine up to 15 Million tonnes per annum of run of mine coal through to 2039.    We strive to be a world class operation and valued supplier, employer and community partner.   We are committed to local employment/procurement and invest in our community through donations sponsorships and partnerships to build a stronger and more sustainable community.


The Bloomfield Group is Australian owned and operated and has interests in mining and engineering in the Hunter Valley, NSW. In business for more than 80 years, Bloomfield employs over 500 people and operates two open-cut coal mines; Bloomfield Mine at East Maitland and Rix’s Creek Mine, 5km northwest of Singleton, NSW.

Coking and thermal coal from the mining operations is railed to Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) and then exported throughout Asia.  Bloomfield is a founding member and current shareholder of PWCS. The company’s engineering businesses include Four Mile Engineering at East Maitland and Kings Engineering in Rutherford and Lithgow.

The group also has equity positions in companies specialising in renewable energies, recycling and biofuel production.


Centennial Coal is a large underground coal producer in NSW and a wholly owned subsidiary of Banpu Public Company Limited (Banpu); Pan-Asia’s largest independent energy group.

Centennial supplies coal to domestic and export markets and fuels approximately 40% of NSW’s coal fired electricity.  Centennial has a large geographic base, operating five mines throughout NSW, in Lake Macquarie and in the western coalfields near Lithgow and employs over 1,400. Centennial’s objective is to safely and efficiently mine coal whilst minimising our environmental footprint and maintaining strong community relations.


MACH Energy Australia is committed to building a world class energy business through the acquisition and development of a portfolio of tier-one energy assets. As our inaugural operation, we are focused on developing and operating the Mount Pleasant Operation in the Hunter Valley, NSW Australia. Our vision is to help power the world’s growth through being a leader in the development and supply of diversified energy sources. We recognise that high quality coal is an important component in the transition to a lower carbon emissions world and we are excited to be a part of that future.


Quarry Mining is an Australian manufacturer providing a full range of drilling consumables, expert advice and on site support to the underground coal mining, tunnelling, and drilling industries. We are continually improving existing products, as well as developing new ones. Our aim is to make the drilling process safer, while also increasing productivity and cost efficiency.

Our CNC multi-tasking machining centre is one of the most modern in Australia, giving us unmatched flexibility to adapt and respond quickly to changes in demand. This manufacturing flexibility, backed up by our commitment to providing service which is second to none, ensures our customers have what they need, when they need it.


Malabar Coal is an independent, Australian-owned mining company based in New South Wales. Malabar Owns the Spur Hill project in the Upper Hunter.

In May 2017 Malabar announced the acquisition of the Drayton mind and the exploration licence for the land previously known as Drayton South. Malabar is committed to developing a vastly different underground mine and the company’s plans have been shaped by ongoing consultation with the local community.

Malabar understands that if a coal mine is to be successful it must co-exist with local industries and gain its “social licence” from the community.


Programmed is a leading provider of staffing and maintenance services across Australia and New Zealand. Operating through a network of more than 100 branches, Programmed delivers complete employment and training services for over 10,000 customers across multiple industry sectors.

Employing over 20,000 people, Programmed business model is built around our ability to recruit, deploy, manage and maintain a large directly employed workforce of professional, skilled and semi-skilled staff with a wide range of capabilities. Safety is at the forefront of their business operations, taking the right steps to ensure their employees return home in the same state they arrived – injury free. In 2017 Programmed became part of PERSOL Group (Japan).


Thiess is the world’s largest mining services provider. We have an 80-year history in mining and construction across the world. We have a strong presence in New South Wales Hunter Valley, dating back to 1994, providing services at four mines and a maintenance workshop at Mt Thorley. We work with our clients, local suppliers and our community to operate to industry-leading standards and provide local opportunities. Our focus on innovation, continuous improvement and technological advancements means we continually look at ways in which we can optimise outcomes for all our stakeholders.


SUEZ’s smart, reliable and sustainable waste management services include:

End-to-end management of all mineral and non-mineral waste streams

On-site operation design and management of waste infrastructure

Assessment of mine site waste management and recycling practices to increase recycling rates

Comprehensive waste management tracking and reporting.

Our aim is to reduce waste volumes in landfill by identifying re-use and recycling opportunities, and ways in which we can reduce waste management costs.

As the leader in resource recovery, SUEZ provides integrated waste management and recycling solutions. We add value and enhance sustainability outcomes via a seamless service tailored to our customers’ unique needs and objectives.

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about us

The Hunter Coal Festival is an initiative of Singleton Business Chamber, in partnership with the Mining Industry and Community. The festival aims to highlight the value of the coal industry in Singleton, the wider Hunter region and the broader Australian community.

contact us

Phone: 0400 460 412
Email: info@singletonchamber.org.au