Welcome to Downer Mining

Downer’s Mining division has been successfully delivering contract mining and civil earthmoving services to an impressive list of global clients for over 90 years. It is now one of Australia’s leading diversified mining contractors, with around 5,000 employees and 1,500 contractors working across more than 50 sites in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South America and South Africa.

We support our coal and metalliferous mining clients at all stages of the mining lifecycle, with a wide range of services including:

  • Open-cut mining 
  • Underground mining 
  • Blasting services (through our subsidiary Downer Blasting Services), including explosives manufacture and supply
  • Exploration drilling
  • Crushing 
  • Tyre management (through our subsidiaries Otraco International and Rimtec)
  • Mobile plant maintenance 
  • Mine planning and design 
  • Construction of mine-related infrastructure 
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Low-emissions mining solutions 
  • Indigenous training and development 

Our current client base comprises a mix of local and international clients, such as AngloGold Ashanti, BHP Billiton, BMA Coal, Codelco, Fortescue Metals Group, Idemitsu Australia Resources, Ok Tedi Mining, Peabody Energy Australia, Rio Tinto, Solid Energy, TRUenergy and Wesfarmers Resources.

While we pride ourselves on the excellence of our work, we recognise that it is also our industry-leading approach to sustainable development that gives us a competitive edge. For us, sustainable development means having an unwavering focus on Zero Harm and a commitment to environmental sustainability, as well as being a valued member of the minerals industry of the communities in which we operate.

Our non-financial sustainability performance against key health, safety and environment (HSE) and social criteria is reported annually in our Sustainable Development Report. Each of our operations reports quarterly against these pre-determined metrics, a summary of which is provided in our annual Sustainable Development Scorecard. 

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  • Project Manager - Civil

    Australia Queensland Competitive Salary Downer EDI Mining

    Work for a business where there's room to grow, diverse opportunities, and a team that will support your journey. Initially Brisbane based, 5/2 Roster

    • 2 days ago
  • Boggabri - Production Operators

    Australia New South Wales Competitive Salary Downer EDI Mining

    We are looking for experienced production operators for the Boggabri open cut coal mine located in NSW near Boggabri, Gunnedah and Narrabri.

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