Lock The Gate Alliance is a national coalition of people from across Australia uniting to protect our common heritage- our land, water and communities - from unsafe mining


No More Abandoned Mines

Currently there are some 50,000 abandoned mines across the country. The companies have simply walked away and left the sites un-rehabilitated. Some of the mines that have been abandoned are huge and the cost of repairing the land and water resources will run into billions of dollars.

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Protect the Hunter Valley

30% of the greater Hunter region is earmarked for coal mining or exploration. The Hunter Valley has a history of coal mining, but the mines are now so large and so numerous that whole villages and rural industries are being driven out. Find out more.

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Switch your power away from CSG and fracking

Right now in Australia, many power companies are investing in unconventional gas mining. However, you don’t have to get your power from these suppliers! Find an energy retailer in your state that supports the growth of clean energy sources.

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Protect the Hunter Valley

30% of the greater Hunter region is earmarked for coal mining or exploration. The Hunter Valley has a history of coal mining, but the mines are now so large and so numerous that whole villages and rural industries are being driven out. Find out more.

Read More

No More Abandoned Mines

Currently there are some 50,000 abandoned mines across the country. The companies have simply walked away and left the sites un-rehabilitated. Some of the mines that have been abandoned are huge and the cost of repairing the land and water resources will run into billions of dollars..

Read More

Switch your power away from CSG and fracking

Right now in Australia, many power companies are investing in unconventional gas mining. However, you don’t have to get your power from these suppliers! Find an energy retailer in your state that supports the growth of clean energy sources.

Read More


  •     Latest Media Releases...

    Residents to rally outside “phony” NSW Minerals Council awards event

    Hunter Central Rivers AllianceMedia Release14th August 2017 Residents to rally outside “phony” NSW Minerals Council awards event People affected by the impacts of the NSW coal-mining industry will hold a protest rally outside the NSW Minerals Council's “phony” Health, Safety, Environment, and Community awards and conference at a Hunter Valley resort this morning. The rally will seek to highlight the twisted irony of NSW mining companies awarding themselves for their impacts on “health, safety, environment, and community”, and will call on the NSW Government to introduce cumulative impact assessments for multiple mining proposals, which remains an unfulfilled Coalition pledge.
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    FOI Documents reveal independent NSW Commission made secret CSG trip with Santos

    Documents obtained by Lock the Gate under freedom of information laws reveal that the independent commission charged with making decisions about major gas projects in NSW conducted a secret trip with Santos to tour it’s CSG gasfield and LNG export terminal.
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