Mining industry associations

You can get connected with other businesses in the mining industry by contacting your industry association. They often arrange events, seminars and networking opportunities where you may be able to find suppliers, make contacts, and generate new business.

Industry organisations often run training and education programs, as well as providing you with information about your industry (i.e. how legislation changes will affect you). Importantly, they may also lobby on behalf of your industry to influence government policy.

Contact your industry association to find out how they can help you to run your business.


  • Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG)
    The AIG is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to advance the skills, status and public perception of its members. Its officers and members are drawn from a wide range of geoscience fields. AIG encourages the transfer of technical expertise and awareness of employment opportunities.
  • Geological Society of Australia (GSA)
    GSA is a non-profit organisation that promotes, advances and supports Earth sciences in Australia. They aim to influence the decision making processes of government, particularly to support geoscience research and teaching. GSA represent all Earth science professions, comprising geologists, geophysicists, geochemists, palaeontologists, geotechnical and engineering geologists, environmental geologists, and associated professions.


  • Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA)
    AMMA provides industry advocacy, workplace advice and training solutions for companies in the resources and energy sector. Members receive many advantages, including support, networking and research services.
  • Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) AMEC is the peak industry representative body for mineral exploration and mining companies in Australia. Its purpose is to facilitate a positive political and economic environment to grow the exploration and mining industry on behalf of members.
  • Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)
    AusIMM represents professionals engaged in all facets of the global minerals sector, with a focus on 'enhancing professional excellence'. AusIMM delivers professional development services to members throughout their careers so they can contribute high-quality professional advice to industry and the community.
  • Australian Geothermal Energy Association Inc. (AGEA)
    AGEA is the national industry body representing the geothermal energy industry in Australia. AGEA works with all Australian governments, the academic community, scientific organisations and the media to promote the progress of the industry and its capabilities.
  • Mining & Energy Services Council of Australia (MESCA)
    MESCA is an industry body committed to creating a dynamic, competitive and unified minerals and energy sector in Australia. MESCA focus on removing barriers and creating a partnership environment based on mutual respect and understanding. They also facilitate the exchange of ideas and commentary between key industry players and members.
  • Queensland Exploration Council (QEC)
    QEC promotes the importance of exploration and aims to have Queensland acknowledged as the minerals and energy exploration leader by 2020. They host exploration focused events and are engaged in research, education and promotion of the exploration industry.
  • Queensland Resources Council (QRC)
    QRC is a not-for-profit peak industry association interested in the long-term sustainability of minerals and energy sector industries in Queensland. QRC represents the commercial developers of Queensland's minerals and energy resources and works collaboratively to achieve outcomes for its members.


  • Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP)
    AIP promotes the development of an Australian petroleum-products industry that is internationally competitive, operates efficiently, economically, safely, and in harmony with the environment and community standards. AIP provides responsible, professional and principled representation of its members and the industry.
  • Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)
    APPEA is the peak national body representing Australia´s upstream oil and gas exploration and production industry. Itworks with Australian governments and aims to secure conditions that enable member companies to operate safely, sustainably and profitably.
  • Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)
    PESA is a non-profit association of individuals involved in the exploration of oil and gas. It aims to promote professional and technical aspects of the upstream petroleum industry in Australia, bringing together individuals interested in oil and gas exploration. PESA also provides continuing education for its members.

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September 17, 2014


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