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AusIMM Awards

AusIMM Awards

Recognising excellence

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.


AusIMM's 2022 Awards

Nominations for AusIMM's 2022 Awards are now open

Award category 1: Highest Honours

Our highest honour awards recognise outstanding senior or high-level service.

Institute Medal

Recognises eminent leadership in the resources sector or AusIMM. The highest honour conferred by AusIMM.

President’s Award

Recognises notable contribution to AusIMM or the resources sector.

Honorary Fellowship

Recognises exceptional achievement, service or contribution to the resources sector.

Beryl Jacka Award

Recognises extraordinary and sustained service to AusIMM.

Award category 2: Professional excellence

We celebrate those who achieve professional excellence.

Professional Excellence Awards (3)

Recognise significant contributions to the development of professional knowledge.

New Professional Award

Recognises the contribution by a new professional to the resources sector.

Technical Paper Awards (2)

Recognise technical excellence in published papers.

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)

Recognise consistent and significant service by AusIMM members.

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

The award is presented in recognition of extraordinary and sustained service to The AusIMM New Zealand Branch.

Student Paper Award

The purpose of the Student Paper Award is to recognise excellence in student research in a minerals, economic geology or mining industry-related field.

The GB O'Malley Medal

This award was created in 1987 in honour of GB O’Malley, a long standing AusIMM member dedicated to the development of resources sector education.

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.

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

Kate Sommerville FAusIMM(CP)

Institute or Resources Sector Service Award Recipient 2020

Past AusIMM Award recipients

Watch the video of our online 2020 Awards Ceremony below, or see the full list of past AusIMM Award Winners.

AusIMM Awards Ceremony 2020

AusIMM Awards criteria and guidelines

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