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Welcome to Coal Augering Services

Welcome to Coal Augering Services

Coal Augering Services offers a complete contract auger mining service, employing the highest capacity equipment and most experienced auger mining personnel in the world.


Auger mining is employed to increase reserves, accessing coal lying beyond the economic reach of conventional stripping operations.


Coal Augering Services' new generation of coal recovery augers are capable of drilling holes with diameters ranging from 1.2m up to 1.9m, to a depth of more than 200m and augering up to 2,400 tonnes in a 12-hour operating shift.

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CAS and the opportunities offered by Highwall Mining


Click the link to read the 
Auger Mining Project at Millennium article from Peabody's Weekly Bulletin, 26 February 2016.


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About Us

About Us

Coal Augering Services offers a turnkey high productivity contract auger mining service, enabling safe and economic access to reserves which are otherwise inaccessible. Coal Augering Services is able to undertake all works from pit cleanup through to product haulage to ROM.


Coal Augering Services was established in 2003 and is based in Brisbane Queensland, Australia with operations in Central Queensland.


To date, Coal Augering Services has achieved a number of Australian production records for surface auger mining, which include:-


  • Auger hole depth of 203m (single auger)

  • Production of 2,437t in a single shift

  • Production of 10,000t in a 5-shift week


Coal Augering Services values its commitment to health, safety and environmental responsibility. This is integral to the way we do business. Coal Augering Services is committed to continual improvement in its performance and aspires to a goal of zero harm to people and the environment.



Coal Augering Services has particular experience of operating in steeply dipping seams as well as double pass augering in thick seams, where augering has been successfully carried out to maximise reserve recovery.

Environment and Safety

Environment and Safety

Coal Augering Services treats environmental management and safety as more than just a priority; it is a core company value.



We put a huge emphasis on respecting and caring for the environment during our projects, we aim to minimise impact on the habitat we are working in and we are closely in touch with the local community to ensure no issues arise.


We are committed to understanding the effects of our work on the people and environment we are involved with and constantly consider these factors in any business decisions at all levels of our organisation.



We try to create an environment that puts the safety and health of our employees, partners, clients and the community above all else. At Coal Augering Services we believe that no person should ever come to harm in their line of work and that all injuries are preventable.


View our Environment and Safety Policy here

Coal Augering Services achieved finalist status in the Queensland Mining Industry 2017 for Auger Mining Gas Management Innovation, which provided us with opportunity to promote the application of our innovation across the industry.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Phone:  +61 (07) 3878 1714


Street Address:

1/21 Station Road
Indooroopilly, QLD 4068


Postal Address:

PO Box 318

Indooroopilly, QLD 4068




Bret Leisemann, Managing Director
Mobile:   +61 (0)417 712 863



Coal Augering Services (CAS) offers a complete contract auger mining service employing the highest capacity equipment and most experienced auger mining personnel in the world.  Due to extensive auger mining opportunities in Australia, we are presently in the process of expanding our operations and require experienced auger operators for our AM1500 auger miner.  Auger Operators with the following attributes are encouraged to apply.

Essential Criteria:

  • Ability to multi focus at all times throughout shift

  • Strong safety focus.

  • Willingness to work and, preferably, live in the Bowen Basin, Central Queensland.

  • Good machinery operational and awareness skills

  • Good mechanical aptitude

  • Good conceptual skills (i.e. ability to visualise)

  • Good team player

  • Good communication skills

  • Great attitude and work ethic

  • Leadership skills

CAS Requirements:

  • Current Australian Drivers Licence

  • Strong literacy skills

  • Generic Coal Surface Induction (Standard 11)

  • Coal Board Medical

  • Documented experience in the operation of coal auger machines in Australia or elsewhere

  • Ability to train and pass Australian national Competencies for the operation of an Auger Machine and current or past competencies for the support equipment, such as Excavator, Front End Loader, Stacker etc.

  • Ability to undergo supervisor training, or hold current Supervisor competencies

Remuneration Package:

  • Candidates will undergo a 3 month probationary period

  • Generous hourly rate

  • Tonnage bonus

  • Assistance with travel and accommodation depending on circumstances

The working roster will vary according to contracts.

If you possess these essential personal skills and would be interested in joining the CAS team as a critical member to help us develop and expand our business, please email your resume and cover letter outlining your experience to

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