Our Sponsors

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

The NSW Minerals Council is proud to support the 2020 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.

All of the Hunter’s mining operations are members of the NSW Minerals Council and together the NSW Minerals Council provides a united voice for its members and the mining families and supply businesses across the region.

The mining industry makes a major contribution to the Hunter. For example, more than $5.42 billion was spent by the region’s miners in 2018/19 including wages, community contributions and payments to more than 3,282 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 almost 10,000 Australians and in 2019 managed the production of nearly 120 million tonnes of thermal and coking coal, predominantly for export. We are a strong supporter of regional communities. Since 2006, we have invested more than $91 million in partnerships across these communities, including $6.5 million in 2019. We have a strong safety and environmental performance and play an active role in the development of low emission coal technology.


Peabody (NYSE: BTU) is a leading coal producer, serving customers in more than 25 countries on six continents.  We provide essential products to fuel baseload 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.


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.


Mine Super is an industry super fund owned for the exclusive benefit of members. We are a public offer fund open to all Australians, with a strong history of helping deliver exceptional retirement outcomes to our members for the past 78 years. We’re dedicated to ensuring that each and every member is well looked after, with local representatives providing boots on the ground in mining communities across Australia.

Mine Super offers its members access to:

  • Super
  • Pension
  • Insurance
  • Financial advice


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 72,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. Our products are sold worldwide, with sales and marketing led through Singapore and Houston, United States. Our global headquarters are in Melbourne, Australia.

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


Bengalla Mining Company is a joint venture involving New Hope Group and Taipower.  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 a proud and successful Australian mining and engineering group.

Australian owned and operated, Bloomfield has been part of the community for more than 80 years and now employs more than 600 local people. The Bloomfield Group operates two open-cut coal mines in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. These operations include Rix’s Creek Mine northwest of Singleton, and Bloomfield Mine east of Maitland.


MACH Energy Australia completed the acquisition of its first asset, the Mount Pleasant Operation, in August 2016. Characterised by high quality coals, a low-strip ratio and high-processing yield, Mount Pleasant contains some of the most attractive coal resources in the Hunter Valley. MACH Energy recognises that high quality coal, like that produced at Mount Pleasant, is an important component in the transition to a lower carbon emissions world. With a strong awareness of our social and environmental impact we are committed to supporting our local community through events and sponsorship.


Malabar Coal is an independent Australian-owned mining company based in the Hunter Valley. In 2018, Malabar purchased the old Drayton Mine (now known as Maxwell Infrastructure) and the Drayton South exploration licence (now known as the Maxwell Project). At Malabar, we know that we must co-exist with the local community and other local industries and activities. It was with this understanding and community feedback in mind, that we committed to developing the Maxwell Project as an underground only mine, producing coals predominantly for the steel manufacturing industry. Malabar estimates the project will generate about 350 new direct, long term jobs for the region along with many more indirect jobs.


Thiess partners with its clients to deliver excellence in open cut and underground mining in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas. For more than 80 years, we’ve operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments and cultures around the world. We have a strong presence in New South Wales Hunter Valley, dating back to 1994, providing services at three mines and maintenance workshop at Mt Thorley. We work with our clients to create significant social benefits through local employment and training, local procurement and engagement with community partnerships. Our teams participate in community life, supporting local initiatives that benefit Indigenous affairs, Education and Community livability and wellbeing. We recognise the value that our role as a mining services provider is to contribute to sustainable, economic and social progress.


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