For more than 80 years, AusIMM has proudly celebrated members who have made valuable contributions and shown outstanding leadership within the resources sector. The AusIMM Awards recognise the achievements, professional excellence and leadership of many of our talented members working in the mining industry. The annual awards program is an important platform to recognise excellence across a range of categories.
AusIMM is committed to increasing diversity in the industry and welcomes nominations from all professionals regardless of discipline or background.
Nominations are now open and close on 30 September 2021.
2022 Awards nominations now open
Recognise the achievements and professional excellence of our members. Nominations close on 30 September 2021.
Award category 1: Highest Honours
Our highest honour awards recognise outstanding senior or high-level service.
Beryl Jacka Award
Award category 2: Professional excellence
We celebrate those who achieve professional excellence.
Professional Excellence Awards (3)
New Professional Award
Technical Paper Awards (3)
Award category 3: Outstanding service
We also celebrate outstanding service to AusIMM or the resources sector by AusIMM members (either as individuals or a group).
Institute or Resource Sector Awards (3)
AusIMM Awards criteria and guidelines
Recognise excellence in your network. Find out more about each award category.
New Zealand Branch Awards
The NZ AusIMM branch presents a series of annual awards that recognise excellence and acknowledge significant contributions to the minerals industry and The AusIMM.
The Lloyd Jones Award
Student Paper Award
The GB O'Malley Medal
I am very honoured to receive this award for my contribution. AusIMM has shaped my career, developed my leadership, and allowed me to contribute to upholding standards. Most of all, it’s my community, my mining family.’
Kate Sommerville FAusIMM(CP)
2021 AusIMM Award recipients
We are delighted to congratulate the recipients of the 2021 AusIMM Awards. Each recipient has made a meaningful contribution to best practice in our sector, and we are proud to celebrate their achievements.
AusIMM Awards Rules and Guidelines
View all guidelines
Our industry is relatively small and accordingly it is expected that nominators and/or referees will commonly have past or current professional and personal relationships with the nominee.
Nominators and referees are asked on the forms to describe their relationship with the nominee for the sake of transparency and to ensure no potential Conflicts of Interests occur.
Nominations for other than the paper prizes may be made through the completion of the online nomination form. is the preferred format for submission of nomination. If you require assistance with your nomination, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations for the paper prizes can be made directly to email@example.com Best Paper Prize nominations come only from the conference committee organising committees. The GB O’Maley Medal and AusIMM Student Paper Prize nominations must be made by student authors’ supervisors who will provide a short explanation of why they think the paper has merit and including the date when the paper was submitted for final assessment.
Self-nominations will not be accepted.
The nominator must be an AusIMM member, referees preferably so. (Except student paper prizes.)
All nominations are strictly confidential, and it is a requirement that nominees are not informed of their nomination.
All accepted nominations will be considered by the Awards Committee. If required, a request for more information may be made of the nominator and/or referees.
The Awards Committee will make recommendations regarding the Award recipients to the Board by mid-November, for the Board’s consideration at its December meeting.
No name or names of people other than those recommended by the Awards Committee for an Award shall be reported to the Board.
The Awards Committee and AusIMM Board are able to exercise discretion in awarding more or fewer than the awards noted in each category where there is a particularly high or low number or quality of nominations in a given year.
This includes the option of no awards in any category. All unsuccessful nominations shall be reviewed at the beginning of the following year’s process and may be retained for further consideration or discarded.
The presentation of the AusIMM Awards will be made at the Awards Dinner usually held in conjunction with AusIMM’s Annual Congress the following year.