The JORC Code

The Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves ('the JORC Code') is a professional code of practice that sets minimum standards for Public Reporting of minerals Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves.

The JORC Code provides a mandatory system for the classification of minerals Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves according to the levels of confidence in geological knowledge and technical and economic considerations in Public Reports.

Public Reports prepared in accordance with the JORC Code are reports prepared for the purpose of informing investors or potential investors and their advisors. They include, but are not limited to, annual and quarterly company reports, press releases, information memoranda, technical papers, website postings and public presentations of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves estimates.

The JORC Code was first published in 1989, with the most recent revision being published late in 2012. Since 1989 and 1992 respectively, it has been incorporated in the Listing Rules of the Australian and New Zealand Stock Exchanges, making compliance mandatory for listing public companies in Australia and New Zealand.

The current edition of the JORC Code was published in 2012 and after a transition period the 2012 Edition came into mandatory operation from 1 December 2013.

The JORC Code, 2012 Edition can be found here.

More information is available on the JORC website.

JORC e-Training Program

We are excited to share that one of the AusIMM's key organisational deliverables for 2018 is the development of a Professional Certificate in public reporting compliance under the JORC Code.

The program will be delivered fully online and is aimed at practitioners reporting under the JORC Code as well as other professionals in the resources sector, such as company secretaries and directors.

We are now inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from subject matter experts to assist with the development of course content. The content will be tailored to a modular structure of an intensive and interactive online training program.

Please download the specifications document and application form for more information:

The form must be completed and submitted via email to Phoebe Tan, Manager International Strategy and Projects by Friday 20 April 2018.


Q&A session:

Watch the Q&A webinar below or download the FAQs here



Important Dates

EOI submissions openTuesday 3 April 2018
EOI submissions closeFriday 20 April 2018
Q&A session via webinar Monday 9 April 2018
Advisement of successful proponentFriday 27 April 2018 (expected)
Project kick off Week commencing Monday 9 May (expected)