Rio Tinto Coal Australia Pty Ltd & Ors - Authorisation - A91410 & A91411


Rio Tinto Coal Australia Pty Ltd (Rio Tinto) and Peabody Energy Australia Pty Ltd (Peabody) operate coal mines south of Mackay in Queensland. Coal from these mines is transported to the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) for export via the Goonyella Coal Chain railway system. Rio Tinto and Peabody, together with above rail service provider Pacific National Pty Ltd (together, the Applicants) have applied for authorisation to coordinate operational arrangements relating to the transportation of coal for export through DBCT, to seek to capture greater throughput efficiency.

The ACCC granted interim authorisation to the arrangements on 27 March 2014, allowing the Applicants to commence a trial period of implementation of the coordination arrangements.

A determination was issued on 21 August 2014 granting authorisation to the arrangements until 12 September 2019.


  • Pacific National Pty Ltd
  • Peabody Energy Australia Pty Ltd
  • Rio Tinto Coal Australia Pty Ltd

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91410
  • A91411


Document title Date


Submissions - after draft decision