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South West WA Branch

MetFest! Bunbury WA 2023

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MetFest events bring together teams of regional metallurgists, process engineers and other associated professionals for a unique day of networking  and professional development. This will be the 13th MetFest and follows successful events in Orange, Adelaide, Perth, Kalgoorlie, Brisbane amongst others held since 2016.

About this event

MetFest Bunbury in SouthWest WA will have a variety of activities centred around an afternoon of technical talks on the practicalities of operating a processing technology, technical wins (or losses) and project work ongoing within our region.

It will also cover reliability, geomet reconciliation, water/environmental management or any business improvement modelling or modifications that impact and improve the way that we recover mineral based value (August 18th).

Would you like to present at MetFest?

If you are a production metallurgist and have a project or plant problem you think would make a great presentation, or if you have a case study on a process or technology modification, please get in touch or send a brief presentation abstract to: by 31st May.
You can also contact our branch at for local event enquiries.

MetFest Bunbury will conclude with a social networking and dinner event highlighted by the Delprat Distinguished Lecture presented by Peter Hayes (August 18th).

Leading up to MetFest Bunbury, there are optional activities that are limited by numbers – so early registration is essential.

South West WA Wine Tour – The Ferguson Valley wine district located 20kms southeast of Bunbury is where we will experience local produce and a 3 course lunch with matching wine tastings on the day prior to MetFest Bunbury (August 17th).

Sunset Golf Networking – for those with a passion for golf (subject to weather and availability) access to Sanctuary golf resort for up to a couple of hours to catch a round or practice driving/putting at the 19th hole (August 17th).

Welcome BBQ Dinner – We will open the event with a social networking BBQ on the night before MetFest Bunbury (August 17th).

Plant/Mine Tour – We will visit the Talison Lithium Greenbushes operations site located 70kms south of Bunbury where we will observe the largest hard rock lithium production centre in the world (August 18th).
Please note: PPE required - Long sleeve shirt and pants, hi-vis component and safety boots.
Random drug & alcohol testing may be conducted.
Entry will be subject to site entry requirements on the day, which may include but is not limited to health restrictions, inductions, testing and security requirements on the day of the tour.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with industry peers in a relaxed and friendly environment. These events typically sell out quickly so reserve your place early.

MetFest! Program to be confirmed and released shortly



Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort
Lot 100 Old Coast Road
Bunbury WA 6230

Thursday, 17 August 2023 – Friday, 18 August 2023
12.00pm – 8.00pm (UTC+08:00)

Date and Time

Thursday, 17 August 2023 – Friday, 18 August 2023
12.00pm – 8.00pm (UTC+08:00)


Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort
Lot 100 Old Coast Road
Bunbury WA 6230
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MetFest! Bunbury WA 2023
Member: $75
Student Member: Free
Non-Member: $150
Speakers & Committee Members: Free

Plant/Mine Tour
Member: $88
Student Member: $55
Non-Member: $121

South West WA Wine Tour

Sunset Golf Networking

Networking Welcome BBQ
Member & Partners: $20
Student Member & Partners: $15
Non-Member: $40
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