People & careers

Welcome to a world of opportunity

At Rio Tinto Coal Australia, you can explore and develop your personal and professional potential within one of the country's leading mining organisations.

We are part of Rio Tinto - a global mining and metals group - dedicated to the discovery, extraction and processing of the natural resources we all need for modern living.

From our operations to our involvement with communities, everything we do is done with the future firmly in mind. We're committed to the most sustainable, efficient and forward looking ways to do business and deliver results.

We also have an open and diverse culture of opportunity, ensuring our employees are rewarded with a working environment in which they, and we, can go further.

Join our team and help us explore new opportunities together.

A great place to work

Working for Rio Tinto Coal Australia brings many rewards, with attractive financial and lifestyle incentives. Plus, it provides the opportunity to work with other highly skilled and talented people.

Search & apply

Job opportunities with Rio Tinto Coal Australia are advertised online and in national and/or regional newspapers.

Indigenous employment

As part of our commitment to supporting our local communities and to maintain mutually beneficial relationships with our Aboriginal communities, Rio Tinto Coal Australia and Coal & Allied have developed an Indigenous Employment Strategy to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to join our organisation. 

Graduates & students

Are you ready to get your career off to a flying start? Whether you're a student looking for a scholarship or vacation placement; are soon to graduate; or already holding your degree in your hand, we can offer you one of the widest and most exciting range of opportunities available anywhere in the world.

Apprenticeships & traineeships

If you've just finished Year 12 you'll be thinking hard about where to go next. An apprenticeship offers you on-the-job experience, mining training and formalised study all while getting paid to do it.

Our surrounding communities

Find out more about living in the local communities surrounding our operations in Queensland and New South Wales.