Thinking of starting a career in mining but not sure where the mines are actually located in QLD?
The QLD government has provided a report for the Department of Natural Resources and Mines which you may find extremely helpful.
In this report you will find:-
- The name of the mines in QLD
- Which basin / location each mine is situated in
- Who is the main company running the site
- Proposed Australian mine sites
- Whether the sites are surface or underground mines
- There is also an actual map of where the mines are located
This information was compiled in July 2017 and is the most recent list from the QLD government
The URL for this report is:-
HOW TO GET TO QLD MINE LOCATIONS
Most mine sites will have an airport that has flights from capital cities.
From there, the mines will generally provide a free coach service to their camps
*please note – some mines do not have camp facilities and request that you provide your own transport but this would be clearly stated in the job advertisement and would be advertised as locals only. The other thing you may see in the job advertisement is FIFO / DIDO / BIBO.
FIFO – Fly in / Fly out – normally the company employing you are happy for you to fly to the destination and will generally organise a bus to collect you from the airport and take you to camp and provide a return trip to the airport (some of the mines pay for your flights, others require you to pay for your own. Some that require you to pay for your flights will allow you to salary sacrifice your flights, so the money is deducted from your wage meaning you are not taxed on this money).
BIBO – Bus in / Bus out – This is where you will be collected from the airport and taken to camp.
Some sites (especially in NSW) do not offer camp accommodation so they will collect you from a particular place and take you to site each day.
Please note:- If the company do not offer camp accommodation this will be stated on the job advertisement.
DIDO – Drive in / Drive out – For the most part, they ask you to live within 100kms of site and you are to drive yourself in, though some just ask that you drive yourself to camp and then they will bus you to site every day – this will be stated in the job advertisement.
ACCOMMODATION FOR THE MINES
Please refer to our blog Living in the Mines – What to Expect where we provide in-depth information about this topic
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MINES?
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