Wesfarmers Ltd

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Wesfarmers Ltd is a diversified company with interests in rural services, liquefied natural gas distribution, hardware and building products, the coal mining company Premier Coal, insurance and, in November 2007, acquired the national retail chain operated by Coles Myer.[1]

They are a business member of the Australian Industry Greenhouse Network.

Coal interests

Wesfarmers, through its subsidiary Wesfarmers Resources, operates the Curragh mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin and a 40 per cent interest in the Bengalla mine in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales.[2] For further details on the company's coal intertests see Wesfarmers Resources).


Accessed March 2008: [3]

PR advisers and lobbyists

  • Alan Carpenter, former Premier of Western Australia, is a spokesperson for Wesfarmers.[4]


11th Floor, Wesfarmers House
40 The Esplanade
Perth 6000
Western Australia
Telephone: (61 8) 9327 4211
Facsimile: (61 8) 9327 4216
Contact us: info@wesfarmers.com.au
Web: http://www.wesfarmers.com.au

Resources and articles

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Wesfarmers, "Our History", Wesfarmers website, accessed August 2008.
  2. Wesfarmers Resources, "Our Mining Operations", Wesfarmers Resources website, accessed March 2013.
  3. Directors, Wesfarmers Ltd, accessed March 6, 2008.
  4. Wesfarmers, "Quarterly statement of production, development and exploration", October 20, 2011.