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AusIMM International

AusIMM International

AusIMM International connects all mining industry professionals as part of our strong and expanding global community.

Our international communities offer the opportunity to discover local events, keep up to date with global news, find professional development opportunities and connect with members around the world.

AusIMM's Global Community of Mining

Our global presence

The top 10 countries that our global community of international members reside in are: USA, Canada, Indonesia, China, United Kingdom, Ghana, Brazil, Chile, Peru and South Africa.

AusIMM’s International Strategy is owned by the AusIMM Board and guided by the International Advisory Forum (IAF). The IAF consists of mining and international business experts, well-versed in global trends and mining issues.

Our strategy aims to:

  • Advance Australian mining best practice;
  • Support our international members and communities; and
  • Connect and engage with the global mining sector.

Key initiatives include:

  • Development of online training and digital conferences to ensure accessibility for all members wherever they are situated in the world.
  • Strategic partnerships with mining institutes in key regions around the world to deliver on-the-ground professional development.
  • Active involvement in the Global Mineral Professionals Alliance (GMPA) to advance the pursuit and continuing development of best practice professionalism in the minerals industries around the world.

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Meet our AusIMM International Representatives 

As part of our commitment to better support our international membership, we have International Representatives in key locations around the world. Our AusIMM International Representatives engage with local members and lead the development of local networking and professional development events.


Asia Pacific

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Our international partners

AusIMM has strategic alliances and partnerships with a range of like-minded organisations around the world, to support mining professionals and advance technical best practice in the global resources sector.

Global Mineral Professionals Alliance

Global Mineral Professionals Alliance (GMPA) is an agreement encompassing the peak minerals bodies from Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, USA and Peru. GMPA facilitates the exchange of knowledge and technology, promoting technical and professional excellence and provides opportunities for business networking, shared education, and professional development for members. The GMPA is an opportunity to share information and benchmark initiatives globally.

Global Mining Association of China

AusIMM and the Global Mining Association of China (GMAC) have a strategic partnership to boost excellence in the resources industry. GMAC is the representative body for companies and individuals within the international mining community in China. The partnership paves the way for Chinese resources professionals to access networking opportunities, access to key industry events and world-class seminars and training.

Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is the leading not-for-profit technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries.

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a major UK science and engineering institution and a registered charity governed by a Royal Charter. IOM3 supports professionals in materials, minerals, mining and associated technical disciplines.

Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas de Chile

The IIMCH is a Private Law Corporation that does not pursue trade union or profit purposes. It was founded in Santiago on September 29, 1930 and its action supports it in technical and academic matters. It brings together the Civil Engineers of Mines, Metallurgists, Geologists and Civil Engineers of other specialties that work in the mining, metal, non-metallic, beneficiary plants, refineries and foundries.

Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas del Peru

The IIMP is a not for profit association that has for 66 years had the mission of contributing to professional development by informing those directly involved and society in general of mining technology, the diverse topics relating to the sector, and best operating practices.

South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

The SAIMM is a professional institute with local and international links aimed at assisting members source information about technological developments in the mining, metallurgical and related sectors.

Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration

SME serves the mining, resources and underground construction communities for a sustainable future. SME is a member society of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Inc. (AIME).

West African Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum

The West African Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (WAIMM) is a voluntary, non-governmental organization incorporated under the laws of Ghana with the aim of enhancing professionalism in the mining and petroleum industry across West Africa and beyond.

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