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The West Australian Mining Club (WAMC) was formed in 1972 by a group of dedicated Perth based industry professionals who recognised the value of meeting regularly to network and discuss industry issues.

This original committee envisioned a social organisation for people involved in the mining industry to meet in a forum of informal conversation to discuss industry trends.

This vision forged a tradition that continues today, with such an example as the WA Mining Club monthly luncheon, which takes place on the last Thursday of each month to mix socially and discuss topics of interest within the industry. During the 1980s and 1990s, membership hovered around 200, but today membership has soared, now consisting of more than 800 industry representatives.

Due to the WA Mining Clubs growth and positive influence in the sector, membership has also attracted high-profile guest speakers from across the globe.

The WA Mining Club contributes to the advancement of the Western Australian mining industry through promoting and encouraging general and technical information as well as knowledge sharing.

The club does this through:

  • A number of regular networking and social events
  • Minesite, an annual publication showcasing the work of the WA Mining Club and its members and highlighting issues relevant to the industry;
  • Education initiatives that support the future leadership of the industry, and
  • Fundraising for charities such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

WA Mining Club members represent a wide cross section of the industry, our members showcase and share their work, innovations and breakthroughs to their peers.

Some years ago the WA Mining Club event program broadened to include the Annual Gala Ball, Golf Days and the celebration and remembrance of fellow miners on St Barbara’s Day.

The WA Mining Club also financially supports the advancement of the mining community, through providing:

  • Scholarships to university students who we envisage will be future leaders in our industry,
  • University Prizes to those achieving excellence in their mining relevant studies; and
  • An annual donation to charities such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service, to assist in helping the communities in which many of our members operate and live.

WA Mining Club members represent a wide cross section of the industry. Our members showcase and share their work, innovations and breakthroughs to their peers.

The WA Mining Club also provide members with relevant industry information. This includes topical issues and industry trends, particularly through its publications and guest speaker presentations.

From humble beginnings, the WA Mining Club has built a reputation as one of the most effective networking organisations in Western Australia.