School Mine Tours Program

The Dialogue has established a program of school tours for primary and secondary students to highlight the impacts and benefits that arise from mining in the Upper Hunter.


Upper Hunter mine sites and their rehabilitation programs have become giant, outdoor classrooms for local students.

About 1000 students each year will tour a mine and rehabilitation sites as part the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue School Mine Tours Project.

The Dialogue project offers tours to Years 5 and 9 students from all primary and secondary schools in the Muswellbrook-Singleton-Scone school catchments.

The tours project aims to educate youth in a scientific and unbiased manner about the impacts and benefits of mining in the Upper Hunter as part of the Dialogue’s role to foster communication between the mining industry and the community.

The messaging included in the School Mine Tours Program was developed by a Dialogue Working Group, made up of industry, community, education and local government representatives.

Information about the Dialogue’s latest school tours can be found in the News section of the website under the School Tours category.

More information about the School Mine Tours Program can be found in the Dialogue’s School Mine Tours poster below:

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