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:
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:
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.
After consulting with many of our stakeholders, we decided to postpone our regular luncheon series.
The safety and wellbeing of all our members and attendees is of paramount importance and our top priority.
For many of us, the current events are causing significant challenges and uncertainty for our businesses. However, one thing we know with certainty, is that our industry has prospered through its ability to innovate, adapt and utilise new technologies.
The WA Mining Club Young Professionals aspires to drive diversification and innovation within the mining industry, through creation of a forum that supports development and retention of young professionals. We will establish a career-long network of individuals who are building their careers in mining.
Members of the WA Mining Club receive access to a broad range of industry speakers, who discuss technical, operational, legislative and regulatory matters, as well as sharing thoughts on the broader industry.
Our monthly luncheons are regularly attended by in excess of 300 members, all eager to listen, talk and share information about their experiences with their industry peers.
Being a member of the WA Mining Club provides the very best opportunity around to meet other industry professionals and discuss topical issues, challenges and innovations with others across the spectrum of the Western Australian mining industry.