Downer Mining

Downer Mining is one of five business divisions of the Downer Group, with the other  divisions being EC&M, Infrastructure Services, Rail and Downer New Zealand.  Downer  is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and employs more than 20,000 people, mainly in Australia, New Zealand, but also in the Asia-Pacific region, South America and Southern Africa.


At Downer Mining, our vision is to be the preferred provider of quality mining services throughout the regions in which we operate.

We have been successfully delivering contract mining and civil earthmoving services to an impressive list of global clients for over 90 years. We are now one of Australia’s leading mining contractors, with turnover in FY2014 of approximately $2 billion. We have around 3,500 employees at more than 50 sites in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South America and Southern Africa, and work-in-hand of around $4.2 billion (as at the end of June 2014).

An essential part of our business strategy is to support our coal and metalliferous mining clients at all stages of the mining lifecycle. We do this through a wide range of services including:

  • Open cut mining
  • Underground mining
  • Blasting services (through our subsidiary DBS)
  • Exploration drilling
  • Crushing
  • Tyre management (through our subsidiary Otraco International)
  • Mobile plant maintenance
  • Mine planning and design
  • Construction of mine-related infrastructure
  • ReGen (mine reclamation and land rehabilitation services)
  • Indigenous training and development.

Our current client base comprises a mix of local and international clients, including: Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, BHP Billiton, BMA Coal, Codelco, Debswana Diamond Company, EnergyAustralia, Fortescue Metals Group, Highlands Pacific, Idemitsu Australia Resources, Jellinbah Group, Karara Mining, MMG, Newcrest, Ok Tedi Mining, Peabody Energy, Rio Tinto, Roy Hill Holdings, Solid Energy, Stanwell Corporation, Swakop Uranium and Yancoal Australia.