Who is Coal LSL?

We connect employers and employees with long service leave for the good of Australia’s black coal mining industry.

Our story

Midway through last century retention of workers in the black coal industry was a challenge. Portable long service leave was identified as an important requirement to retain skills and support industry longevity. The coal mining industry award was changed to reflect this.

Coal LSL is the Australian Government corporation established to regulate and manage long service leave entitlements on behalf of employees and employers. We manage one of the most generous long service leave programs in Australia.

Guiding principles

We use our guiding principles to inform our decision making, actions and workplace behaviours.

Trusted regulator: Ensuring employers understand and meet their legislative obligations and ensuring employees have access to their rightful long service leave entitlements.

Purpose: We're here to connect employers and employees with long service leave entitlements for the good of Australia’s black coal mining industry.

Vision: We support Australian industry and its people. We aspire to be a leader in service, providing respected and accessible portable long service leave benefits.

Strategy: Prudent financial management | Easy to do business with | Connected, capable people | Optimised operations

Values: Trust | Open | Respect | Care | Honest


How the fund works

Employers pays a monthly levy which is placed into a pooled fund and invested. Coal LSL manages the balance of the Fund to ensure it holds enough money to cover all eligible employee, long service leave hours, and can withstand market or industry fluctuations and provide for employee long service leave reimbursements.


Coal LSL's investment policy has a broad objective of achieving a return of CPI + 3% over a rolling eight-year period. Setting an investment strategy consistent with this policy is determined by the Board with the assistance of Asset Consultant Frontier.

Our aim is to protect those assets through the highs and lows of the investment markets, ensuring funds are accessible when employees are entitled to take their long service leave.

Our investment strategy has achieved the following returns during the last five years (ending 30 June).

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
17.1% 0.7% 7.4% 8.3% 8.9%
Table of investment returns from 2017 to 2021

Coal LSL has appointed a range of investment managers to invest the Fund's assets, consistent with its investment policy and strategy.

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Coal LSL is a great place to work. We offer a positive, friendly organisational culture with a genuine focus on supporting our clients.

Current vacancies are advertised through SEEK, including position details. Applications should be submitted online, via SEEK.