Charbon Colliery was an underground (bord and pillar) and open-cut coal mine located in the Western Coalfields of NSW and adjacent to Charbon village and after over 90 years of mining depleted its coal reserves and closed in 2015.
The closure of Charbon resulted in the majority of the skilled underground workforce and equipment being transferred to the nearby Airly Mine.
Since its closure Charbon is being progressively rehabilitated, returning it to pre-mining conditions with the design also including beneficial post mining land use which may include future economic activity, conservation or social use.
Charbon currently employs local earth moving contractors performing rehabilitation work. With safety remaining a high priority the lost time injury free period is in excess of four years.