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
The Mining Society works closely with The AusIMM Conferences and
Events Department to further promote the activities of the group at relevant
The list of upcoming AusIMM events can be viewed here, while past events can be viewed here.
- Mining Society newsletter
Mining Society News is an electronic newsletter,
produced by the members of the Mining Society and compiled by the communication team at
AusIMM Services. Contributions can be sent to Donna Edwards.
- Discussion forum
The AusIMM Mining Society discussion forum provides an
avenue for members to discuss issues related to the group and its activities
and to ask for advice or information from other members of The AusIMM. Join
the Mining discussion forum (members only).
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:
- 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 .
- 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: www.iom3.org
- Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME): USA: www.smenet.org
- South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM): South Africa: www.saimm.co.za
- Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM): Canada: www.cim.org
- Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa (MVS SA): www.mvssa.co.za
- Estonia Mining Society: http://mi.ttu.ee/mining
- 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).
if you would like to find out more
- University of Queensland Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI),
- Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG), Perth: www.acg.uwa.edu.au
- Mining Education Australia (MEA): http://mea.edu.au
- Society of Mining Professors: www.mineprofs.org
- SME Underground Ventilation Unit Committee: www.smenet.org/uvc
- Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices (ACSMP): www.acsmp.unsw.edu.au
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.