About ACG Events



The Australian Centre for Geomechanics presents up to ten events per year for an audience from the worldwide mining industry. Our conferences, seminars, short courses and workshops are available to a wide spectrum of the industry workforce and are aimed at developing personnel highly skilled in the understanding and application of geomechanics principles.

Through the continuing education and training programs of the Centre, particular emphasis is placed on technology transfer, as well as on bridging the gaps between the disciplines of geotechnical engineering, mining engineering and structural geology. Since our inception in 1992, more than 9,562 mining professionals have attended an ACG event or course.



The Centre’s education and training platform is coordinated by the ACG and is therefore non-commercial. This allows us to offer registrations at reasonable cost in areas of most value and benefit to industry.

We are proud of our reputation for providing innovative and relevant courses and bringing world-class international symposia, conferences and seminars to Australia and overseas for more than 25 years.


Developing events that meet your needs

We value industry feedback and suggestions about our further education and training events and are encouraged to ‘think outside the square’. Please contact Josephine Ruddle if you have any comments or queries regarding our education and training platform.


Professional Accreditation

Attendance at an ACG event may contribute towards your professional development accreditation. The ACG makes no guarantee of this and recommends you contact your respective professional organisation/s. The ACG can provide a certificate of attendance at an ACG further education and training course, post-course attendance.  Please contact info-acg@uwa.edu.au for further details.


Disclaimer and event terms and conditions

To see website terms of use and full event terms and conditions, click here.


Copyright and permissions

To enable technology transfer of a high degree, the ACG produces publications including, but not limited to, supporting material for its many events in both hard copy and electronic format, books, research reports, specialist publications, training videos, and an Online Repository of Conference Proceedings.

The ACG is committed to publishing high-quality work and as such, there are a number of ACG and author responsibilities and requirements involved in the publication process. Please read the Copyright, Author Rights & Permissions document.

Australian Visas

If you are travelling to Australia for an event, you may require a Visa. You can find more information on this at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

If you require an invitation letter from the ACG for Visa purposes, please email the ACG a copy of your passport information page when registering for the event.


Generally, if the ACG is hosting an event within a hotel, we will secure and make known an agreed rate for delegates to stay at that same hotel. If you seek alternate accommodation, there are a number of accommodation search sites that you can use:


The ACG continues to closely monitor the developments surrounding COVID-19 in Australia, and implications for world travel. The ACG’s top priority is the safety and well-being of the delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors of our further education and training events and courses.

The ACG is following government advice regarding COVID-19 and is employing increased sanitation and hygiene practices for the safety of event attendees.

We thank industry for its ongoing support and assure everyone that the ACG will come through this global crisis and we remain committed to continuing to deliver excellent and successful mining geomechanics events and training courses.

Hybrid events – how they work

The ACG’s hybrid event model allows delegates to participate both online and in person. Online attendance is facilitated through an online platform allowing delegates to view presentations, and ask questions.

ACG hybrid events provide excellent branding opportunities for sponsors, with the ability to showcase products and services to online attendees.

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