State Coal Mine



Hours: 10.00am - 4.00pm daily. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Underground tours run daily at 11.30am and 2.00pm, additional tours run during holiday periods. The tour takes 60-90 minutes to complete.

Only 25 minutes from Phillip Island and approximately 2 hours from Melbourne, the State Coal Mine is the only historic coal mine experience in the Southern Hemisphere. An affordable day trip for the whole family, the State Coal Mine offers interactive fun both above and below ground.

When booking online you may request a tour time of 11.30am or 2.00pm, however to secure a spot you are required to be onsite 30-60 minutes prior to the tour time.

Closed-toe shoes are required.

Please call for group bookings.

Admission Prices 2024 - 2025
Adult - $24.00
Child (5 - 15 years) - $12.40
Concession (Australian Pension Card Holders) - $17.20
Student (16+) and Seniors (Government Seniors Card Holders) - $20.80
Family (2 adults and 2 children) - $60.10 (price will automatically calculate when you select 2 adults and 2 children)
Carer $0.00 (select observer when booking)

Location & Directions

19 - 37 Garden Street, Wonthaggi, Vic, 3995, Australia


As you travel into Wonthaggi from Melbourne, continue along Bass Hwy until you reach the first roundabout at Graham Street, turn right and when you reach the roundabout at McDonalds, turn left and continue along Bilson Street. You will see the State Coal Mine sign when you near Garden Street, turn right and follow into the State Coal Mine.

Cancellation Policy

Tickets are non transferable and non refundable.