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Insights and resources

Insights and resources

Learn about the mining industry

The metals and minerals produced from mining are used in almost every aspect of modern life.

Learn about mining in Australia and the economic contribution it makes, discover the latest mining trends and explore the future of the resources sector.
Mining industry

Australian mining industry

Australia plays a leading role in mining on a global platform and is continually recognised for its strong and ever-growing industry.
Mining industry

Mining's economic contribution

The mining industry is a huge part of Australia’s thriving economy accounting for eight percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).
Mining industry

Mining trends and themes

Discover the latest in mining health and safety, mining engineering, technology and innovation, future workforce, exploration and geology and indigenous partnerships.
Mining industry

Future of mining in Australia

With rapid new advances in technology and exploration, opportunities are limitless for the future of the Australian mining industry.
Mining industry

Australia’s top commodities

Australia is a world-leader in producing and exporting a variety of metals and minerals including coal, iron ore, gold, lithium, uranium and bauxite. Australia is also known for producing top base metals including copper, nickel and zinc along with manganese, antimony, silver, cobalt, and tin with lead, diamonds and rare earth elements also mined.

Mining insights

Digital Discovery Series

Mining health and safety

The health and wellbeing of workers is paramount in the mining industry. Discover our exclusive webinar on the impacts of COVID-19 and how it is affecting the mining industry; COVID-19 fact sheets, articles on health and safety practices, on-site safety culture, critical risk control and much more.
Digital Discovery Series

Mining engineering

Mining engineers are trusted leaders and experts in all stages of the mining lifecycle, helping to create a safe and productive operating environment. Find out how mining engineers ensure safety alongside efficiency as trends, opportunities and challenges flow through the sector.
Digital Discovery Series

Future mining workforce

As the mining sector evolves, mining professionals will require different skill sets to thrive. Experts share opinions on the new careers in mining, skills needed in a rapidly changing sector and how the next generation can develop skills and capacities to maintain Australia’s performance and global competitiveness.
Digital Discovery Series

Mining technology and innovation

Mining professionals are known for being problem solvers and finding safer and more efficient ways to mine and process minerals. Read how innovative thinking is shaping the future of the mining industry.
Digital Discovery Series

Leadership in mining sector

What does it mean to be an effective leader in the mining sector? This Digital Discovery Series features tips, articles and resources that will help you influence and support others, allowing you to get the best out of yourself and your team.
Digital Discovery Series

Diversity and inclusion

Insights and practical resources to help employers, employees and the broader sector advance diversity and inclusion in mining.

Resources

Resources

AusIMM digital library

Tap into AusIMM's vast digital library including past technical webinars and conference recordings.
Resources

Codes and standards

The JORC Code and The VALMIN Code are two professional codes that many mining professionals are obliged to uphold.
Resources

Research and reports

Each year AusIMM conducts research to inform its policies and strategic agenda and help to drive positive outcomes across our sector.

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