Coal2019, the 2019 Coal Operators' Conference is scheduled for 18-20 February 2019 at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Prior to the commencement of the conference, a pre-conference workshop on mining safety will be held. Further information regarding this workshop will be provided in the coming months. 

The Coal Operators' Conference has been held at the University of Wollongong since 1998. The Conference is organised by the Mining Engineering Group of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong and is supported by the Illawarra Branch of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy AusIMMM and the Mine Managers Association of Australia.   

The Conference addresses issues relating to various aspects of modern coal mining operations, both surface and underground and offers the opportunity for industry experts to share advice and insights in this area.

The City of Wollongong is located just 80km south of Sydney on a spectacular stretch of the southern New South Wales coast.  The City's natural environment includes some of the most pristine beaches in Australia and the escarpment to the west offers a great network of walking trails and dazzling views of the coastline.

Supported by the Illawarra Branch of AusIMM, Mine Managers Association of Australia and Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society.