About the Blackwater International Coal Centre
The Blackwater International Coal Centre (BICC) 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 vision was to provide a sophisticated platform for showcasing the mighty Australian Coal Industry and the associated industries that underpin the state and federal economies. 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.
With the support of financial donors and in-kind support, many other local companies and members of the community have also provided much appreciated support to the concept and operational support of the facility. The facility was completed and officially opened by QLD Premier Anna Bligh on August 31, 2008.
The Blackwater International Coal Centre operates as a limited non-profit organisation. Money for the running and maintenance is provided from admissions, sales of souvenirs, catering, room hire, cinema sales, sponsorships and donations.
The main purpose of the Coal Centre is to exhibit a unique view into the operations and history of Australia’s coal mining industry through its interactive Museum. Additionally the centre features three conference rooms, an auditorium, 3D Cinema, award-winning landscaped gardens and Cafe. These high-quality amenities are available for business, training organisations and the surrounding community. The BICC is utilised to host special cultural events and delivers significant employment and economic benefits to the region.
If you would like further information regarding the Centre, or would like to enquire about our Museum, Facilities, Mine Tours or sponsorship opportunities: please call us on 07 4982 7755 or email – [email protected].