Loy Yang mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Loy Yang coal mine is a surface mine, operated by Loy Yang, a subsidiary of AGL Energy, producing 28 million tonnes per annum, for the Loy Yang A power station and Loy Yang B power station, near Traralgon, Victoria, Australia.[1]


The map below shows the exact location of the mine near Traralgon, Victoria, Australia.

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On September 3, 2007, activists from Real Action on Climate Change chained themselves to the coal conveyor belt from the Loy Yang Mine which supplies coal to the brown-coal-fired Loy Yang A Power Station and Loy Yang B Power Station in Traralgon, Australia. Two people , and others hung several large banners from the plant. The action took place several days before an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Sydney, and was intended to draw attention to Prime Minister John Howard's failure to limit Australian carbon emissions. Four people were arrested.[2][3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Loy Yang Power Management
  • Parent Company: AGL
  • Location: Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
  • GPS Coordinates: -38.233191,146.565514 (exact)
  • Status: operating.
  • Production Capacity: 28 MTPA[4]
  • Total Resource: 168 billion tonnes[5]
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Mine size: 650 ha
  • Coal type: subbituminous
  • Mine Type: surface
  • Mining Method:open cut
  • Start Year: 1982
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Loy Yang Power, "Mining", Loy Yang Power website, accessed August 2010.
  2. Climate Protest Shuts Down Power Station, ABC News, September 3, 2007.
  3. Disrupting Loy Yang, Real Action on Climate Change blog, September 3, 2007.
  4. Australian Government, Queensland Bioregional Assessments, Loy Yan Mine and Power Station, 8 January 2018
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