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Celebrating 125 years

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2018. To recognise this extraordinary milestone, a dedicated program of events, celebrations, activities and media campaigns is being delivered with involvement from industry leaders from across Australia, New Zealand and internationally.

As the peak body for professionals working in the resources sector, the AusIMM has a rich history of supporting innovation, leadership and professional development. Join us in our 125th anniversary year as we acknowledge the achievements, perspectives and contributions of the wonderful people who make up this important industry.

Our rich history

On the 6th of April, 1893 the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy held its first inaugural meeting in Gawler, South Australia. Since then, the institute has grown and developed and is now recognised as the trusted voice and peak body for professionals in the resources sector.

AusIMM is also internationally recognised for its professional standards and integrity upheld by its members. As part of the 125 year celebration program we will be looking back on our rich history, recognising key milestones and highlighting some of the amazing stories that make our industry what it is today.

AusIMM today

Australia is one of the world’s largest exporters of coal, iron ore, bauxite, copper, zinc, gold and lead contributing $236 billion AUD per year to the Australian economy.

Today the mining industry includes 65,000 senior level managers and professionals and 240,000 other important workers who make up the sector. The AusMM represents all resources sector professionals from geoscientists, metallurgists and engineers to environmental practitioners, lawyers, marketers and managers.

AusIMM has a growing base of more than 13,000 members in 100 countries and is supported by a network of branches and societies in Australasia and internationally.

We provide services and support to professionals engaged in all facets of the global resources sector, with a focus on professional development and leadership opportunities.

Our bright future

The next decade and beyond will be an exciting time for the sector with new discoveries, innovation and the influence of digital technologies. A major focus during the anniversary year will be to provide an open forum for stakeholders to discuss opportunities and trends that will shape the future of the resources sector.

Some highlights of the 125 year celebration include:

Partnership opportunities

Our 125 year anniversary program of activities provides significant opportunities for organisations to partner with AusIMM.


A global audience of over 25,000 industry professionals and increased brand exposure.


Your thought leadership to an audience of future clients with presentation and speaking opportunities, networking and social events.


1000’s of decision makers throughout a variety of networking and social events. Educate an engaged and relevant audience about your services and products.


Purchase decision-making by developing meaningful connections with viable prospects and creating a lasting impression that will have your business front of mind.


Show your support by aligning with AusIMM and alongside other important industry partners.

With a range of opportunities - from networking, branding and lead generating to accessing the sectors current and future leaders - we can tailor a bespoke package to suit your business objectives.

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Thought Leadership Series

The AusIMM 125 Anniversary Thought Leadership Series is a roadshow event to be held around Australia and New Zealand from April 2018.


Honouring AusIMM’s past, the Series starts in Adelaide, the location of AusIMM’s inaugural annual general meeting in 1893.This launch event will be on Friday 20 April and the roadshow will then visit Bendigo, Melbourne, Brisbane, Mackay, Newcastle, Sydney, Bathurst, Wollongong, Perth, Kalgoorlie, Dunedin and Canberra.


Celebrating AusIMM’s future, the roadshow officially closes on 26 June in Perth at the start of our newest event, the International Lithium Conference.


For further information please contact
Melissa Holdsworth, General Manager, Stakeholder Engagement and Partnerships
Email: mholdsworth@ausimm.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9658 6123
Mobile: 0419 952 915

Susan Greenbank, Manager, Stakeholder Engagement and Partnerships
Email: SGreenbank@ausimm.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9658 6114

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