Mining Mining

BHP Billiton Cannington Mine

Located at the Southern end of the McKinlay Shire, Cannington is a BHP Billiton underground mining and surface processing operation that has grown to become the world’s largest and lowest cost producer of silver and lead.

Cannington was discovered in 1990 on a cattle station which the operation takes its name. Following feasibility studies and mine construction in the early to mid 1990’s, the first batch of ore was processed October 1997.

Since this time, the workforce at Cannington as grown to more than 800. The mine site provides a variety of facilities and services to help ensure employees have the opportunity to participate in a range of healthy activities including a tennis court, mini golf course, cricket pitch, football field and air conditioned gymnasium.

Cannington is proud of its association with the McKinlay community and is a strong supporter of the McKinlay Shire Council and numerous community groups from the area. For more information on Cannington click here

In 2006, Cannington launched the A$1 million Cannington Community Fund (CCF) to contribute to selected sustainable community projects and initiatives in North Queensland, with a particular focus on McKinlay and surrounding Shires. Visit the Cannington Community Fund website for information and applications for sponsorship.

BHP Billiton Cannington has the following job vacancies available:

Applications can be made through the BHP Jobs website and quoting the corresponding job reference number.