doing fifo financially smart
P: 07 3418 0500 F: 07 3418 0355


  • Information
  • Jobs
  • Owner
  • Map
  • Major Contractor
  • What is mined

The Jeebrobilly open cut black coal mine located in the Moreton Basin Region of South East Queensland was closed in 2007, after a 25 year life producing quality coal. It was quickly brought back into production a year later, in 2008, when the price of coal started rebounding following the Global Financial Crisis (GFC)of 2007/08. However, world coal prices remain rather unpredictable and the owners plan to close operations at the mine again over the next few years.

Jeebrobilly Coal Washing Plant Kept Operating When Mine Closed

During its closure its coal washing plant was kept operating to cater for coal still being produced from the company's New Oakleigh Mine. The Jeebrobilly, New Ackland and New Oakleigh coal mines in the same area are all owned by New Hope Coal, along with Queensland Bulk Handling. New Hope Coal is an old independent Australian coal mining company with its headquarters in Brisbane that was first listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1904.

Jeebrobilly Mine is Part of the West Moreton Operation

The Jeebrobilly coal mine is part of the company's West Moreton coal operations that also includes the New Oakleigh open pit coal mine. The closest town to the mine is Rosewood which is 23 kilometres from the main centre of Ipswich and just under a hundred kilometres from Brisbane.

Overburden at the Jeebrobilly Mine is either ripped by bulldozers, or blasted, to allow access to the coal seam. The multi thin seam operation that follows makes use of excavators, front end loaders and trucks in the traditional manner. Coal mined at the Jeebrobilly Mine is sold on the local domestic market as well as for export out of the port at Brisbane.

The land from which the coal is extracted at Jeebrobilly is owned freehold by New Hope Coal and rehabilitation takes place as the coal seams are exhausted.

Coal was Once the Lifeblood of Ipswich, the 'Cradle' of the Queensland Coal Mining Industry

Over two million tonnes of coal was produced in the West Moreton Region in the 1980's. At this time more than 4,000 people living in Ipswich relied on the coal industry for their living. It was during this period that coal export became a reality and New Hope Coal had the honour of making the first coal export shipment from the area out of the grain terminal at Pinkenba on the MV 'Floret' on September 10, 1980. The coal export business showed so much promise that New Hope Coal and TNT Shipping joined forces to build a coal loading facility at the closer and larger Brisbane port, at Fisherman Islands. This coal loading facility is known as Queensland Bulk Handling. It was commissioned in 1983. The coal export industry continued growing to such an extent that New Hope Coal exported 90 percent of their total coal production by 1986 and only 10 percent went to domestic sales for power generation and general industry needs.

The Ipswich area of Queensland has the honour of being the birthplace of the Queensland coal industry and is often referred to as being the 'cradle of coal mining' for the state. Coal was first found there in 1825 by Edmund Lockyer, an Army Major. He noticed an outcrop on the banks of the upper reaches of the Brisbane River. Two years later, in 1827, coal was discovered between Ipswich and Brisbane by another army man, Captain Patrick Logan. The most successful of the early coal mines was that operated by Walter Gray in 1855.

New Hope Group

The New Hope Group is a Queensland based Australian owned and operated energy company with interests in coal mining, oil, exploration and port operations.Established in 1952 in Ipswich with coal operations and the purchasing of Tivoli Collieries, Southern Cross and Haighmoor Collieries in more


New Hope Group
3 22 Magnolia Drive
Brookwater, QLD 4300

Ipswich, QLD 4305


Phone07 3418 0500
fax07 3418 0355

View New Hope Group Page

We Currently have No Jobs Specified for


Visit Jobs Section

No Information listed at this time ......

Following are the resources mined at Jeebropilly

Y Fronts teaser banneriComplii MiningLink prefered resume writers Civil Link Banner
Boilermakers required for various roles for fixed plant and mobile equipment shutdowns

Riggers Dido

Operator Maintainer
Bis Industries requires an Operator Maintainer to join our operations at Karara, this is offered FIFO on 2:1 roster from Perth, come join the team!

Mc Truck Drivers Gunnedah
Bis Industries is seeking MC Drivers commencing at Gunnedah on a Monday to Friday roster and every other Saturday as required.

Mc Drivers Goldfields
Seeking expressions of interest from experienced MC Drivers, in consideration for multiple opportunities across our operations in the Goldfields.

Prelude Arrives In Australia
Shell Australia's Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has arrived in Australian waters this week after its 5,800km journey from the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, ....

Australia's Largest Testing Rig Unveiled In Rocky
Siemens has invested $5 million into the Rockhampton Service Centre, which unveiled this week, Australia’s largest and most advanced gearbox load test rig for mining, wind power and other core ....

Dinosaur Find At Qld Mine Site
Palaeontologists and volunteers will work over the next month excavating and studying 30,000-year-old dinosaur bones at the South Walker Creek mine in Central Queensland. The team of eight people, ....

Black Thoated Finch Puts New Coal Mine At Risk
The controversial black throated finch is back to cause problems for Adani with a fresh legal challenge over the planned Carmichael coalmine. New advice has found the federal environment ....

Monadelphous Awarded $55M In Contracts
Monadelphous Group Limited announced on Wednesday it has been awarded a number of new work packages with a combined value of approximately $55 million. The engineering company will carry out ....