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About AusIMM

Leading the way for people in resources

AusIMM is the peak body for people working in the resources sector. We shape careers, develop leaders, create communities and uphold standards.

AusIMM was founded in 1893 and operates under a Royal Charter. We have an international network of branches and societies, and influential partnerships across industry, education, government and the community.

We shape careers by providing exceptional professional development opportunities, including world-class technical conferences, leadership events, online learning and industry news.

Through our outstanding membership program, we create communities that connect and support people at all stages of their career.

Leading by example, AusIMM is committed to improving our sector’s environmental, social and economic outcomes for generations to come.

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What we offer


Uphold knowledge, standards and values of the profession.


Provide international recognition and assurance of professionalism for the industry.


Build connections between government, industry, universities and the community.

Trusted Voice

Raise the profile of the highly skilled professionals that work in the industry.


Our 13,000 members include:

  • Geologists and geoscientists
  • Engineers
  • Resource explorers
  • Metallurgists
  • Community and environment leaders
  • Health and safety leaders
  • Marketers and communicators
  • Managers and consultants
  • Legal, finance and HR practitioners



Few Australian organisations have the privilege of a 125-year history or a Royal Charter. Our unique position is not just that we have both, but that together they have given us the opportunity to build a community of 13,000 professionals who are passionately contributing to the global resources industry.

Our strength lies in our people, their commitment to the industry and our commitment to providing opportunities for them to lead and professionally develop in their chosen field.

Opportunities are afforded by the meeting of minds; where education meets industry, environment meets economy, tradition meets innovation and community meets commerce.

Where we are focused

Codes & Standards

Leverage our position on codes and standards for international opportunities.

Servicing Professionals

Provide international recognition and assurance of professionalism for the industry.

Connections & Collaborations

Create deeper partnerships to represent professionals.

Digital Presence

Develop digital capability for a personalised and feature-rich experience.

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Our industry and our organisation have a remarkable heritage. Our professionals are integral to the development of our nations, and to the future prosperity and advancement of society.

– Colin Moorhead (President 2017-2018, AusIMM)

Our History


Annual Report 2017

Member Directory