About the Australian Centre for Geomechanics

The Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG) was formally established in 1992 as a University of Western Australia not-for-profit research centre in order to promote research excellence and continuing education in geomechanics, with particular emphasis on its application to the mineral and energy extraction sections of Australia’s resources industry.

The Australian Centre for Geomechanics is an unincorporated Joint Venture involving:

  • CSIRO Mineral Resources
  • The University of Western Australia — Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

The ACG draws together staff knowledge, experiences and expertise from within the two groups forming the Centre and facilitates a multi-disciplinary approach to research and education in geomechanics. Research undertaken by the ACG attracts both national and global support, and the outcomes of the projects are utilised to promote safer mining and environmental geomechanics practices, operating efficiencies and to meeting community expectations for sustainable mining practices.

With the guidance of strong industry representation on the Board of Management, and close collaboration with senior representatives of the mining industry, research, training and further education activities are tailored directly to the needs of industry. The ACG Board expects the Australian Centre for Geomechanics to be the focal point for industry on geomechanics issues and to address the needs of industry through a collaborative interdisciplinary approach.

ACG Vision

All mining developments will be planned and operated by professional personnel utilising state-of-the-art geomechanics techniques. Through high quality research and improved and continuing education and training of professional personnel in the mining industry, the Centre aims to improve their economic return and to create a safer working environment for all industry resources.

ACG Mission

To add value to and create a safer environment within the Australian and international mining industry by improved continuing education and training in the geomechanics disciplines, combined with coordinated research and technology transfer.