About BICC

The Blackwater International Coal Centre houses the Australian Coal Mining Museum and is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status.  We rely heavily on donations and in-kind support from local companies.  The Centre arose from a vision of Duaringa Shire Council in 2003 which was supported and developed by major coal producers BMA Blackwater Mine and Wesfarmers Curragh Coal.

The goal was to provide a sophisticated and enduring platform for showcasing the mighty Australian Coal Industry and the associated industries that underpin the state and federal economies. The Australian Coal Mining Museum does this by providing museum exhibits and interactive displays, educational material for schools and visitors, and mine tours visiting local mine sites and viewing the everyday workings of a coal mine. The Museum offers the public a unique view into the operations, past and present, of Australia’s coal mining industry.

The BICC has not only become an iconic landmark for visitors to Central Queensland but also serves as an accessible and valuable space that improves quality of life for local residents and is  guided by a Board of Directors.

The Centre provides high-quality amenities for the local community and delivers significant employment and economic benefits. The Centre also incorporates the education-based Australian Coal Mining Museum, three conference rooms, an auditorium,  landscaped gardens and a coffee bar.

The Australian Coal Mining Museum also operates Mine Tours which run every Wednesday and Friday.  Please call 07 4982 7755 for further information.


Visitor Information Centre

Travelling in our great Central Highlands Region?  Call in and our friendly staff will be able to provide you with useful local information and advice.

The BICC Gardens


The Blackwater International Coal Centre features two beautiful gardens open to the public for everyone to enjoy.

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