Mining Society

The Mining Society represents the education training and professional development needs of students and those working as mining engineers or in fields associated with the discipline of mining engineering.

Any member can elect to be a member of the Mining Society by ticking the relevant box in their membership profile. Primarily, the Mining Society network attempts to identify issues or challenges relating to the activities of Mining Engineering and related disciplines. The activities of the broader society are guided by a Committee of AusIMM members that meets monthly via teleconference, and regularly review their Strategic Plan.

The Society contributes to areas of activity including:

To find out more about the members of the Society, click on the following links:

  • To view the list of Mining Society committee members please contact the Secretariat


The Mining Society works closely with The AusIMM Conferences and Events Department to further promote the activities of the group at relevant events. 

The list of upcoming AusIMM events can be viewed here, while past events can be viewed here.


Specific projects related to mining engineering

The Committee has initiated two major projects that do not fall within the regular professional development program of The AusIMM. These are:

  1. Road Testing and technical talks for the Technical Guidelines For Economic Evaluation and Spreadsheet Modelling in Mining. To read more about the project and view the guidelines, click here .
  2. Development of Mine Managers Handbook. To read more about the project click here .

Relationship with kindred bodies

The Society continuously develops and establishes linkages with similar groups in other parts of the world:

  • Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOMMM): UK: 
  • Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME): USA:  
  • South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM): South Africa: 
  • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM): Canada: 
  • Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa (MVS SA):
  • Estonia Mining Society:
  • PERHAPI Association of Indonesian Mining Professionals, and Association of Indonesian Engineers, incorporating the Mining Section Board MSB. In Indonesia this equivalent Min Soc group is known as Badan Kejuruan Tambang (BKT).  Contact if you would like to find out more
  • University of Queensland Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), Brisbane:
  • Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG), Perth:
  • Mining Education Australia (MEA):
  • Society of Mining Professors:  
  • SME Underground Ventilation Unit Committee:
  • Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices (ACSMP):

Recruitment and retention of personnel

An important goal of the Mining Society is to ensure high quality education and training programs for undergraduate and postgraduate students and accredited mining engineers throughout Australia. The Society is also committed to attracting and retaining more women into the profession.

The AusIMM Awards

This group submits to The AusIMM Awards program every year, to further recognise its own and other distinguished members.  More information on The AusIMM Awards can be found here.