Non-ACG Events

The ACG’s associated organisations both in Australia and overseas host events that may be of interest to the global mining community.

Upcoming Events

22nd International Conference on Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings8-10 May 2019 | Cape Town, South Africa
Deep Mining 2019 Conference24-25 June 2019 | Johannesburg, South Africa
13th International Symposia on Mining with Backfill21-23 April 2020 | Katowice, Poland


Bowen Basin & Hunter Valley Open Cut Geotechnical Society




Please contact BOHOGS for details.


Eastern Australian Ground Control Group

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European Ground Control Group

During the 2018 International Symposium on Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering held in Seville, aside from the overlying aim of achieving a successful international collaboration, an important objective was to bring together a team of likeminded individuals to consolidate and standardise the use of best available techniques and practices in ground control over the European countries and surrounding zones. With that in mind, a team of professionals from various mines, contractors and consultants met together in April to form the first inaugural meeting of the European Ground Control Group (EGCG).

The concept of this group follows that successful model of the Eastern Australian Ground Control Group (EAGCG); in the medium to long term to hold seminars and webinars, to work in collaboration with academic and research bodies, and generally to act as a platform for the transfer of knowledge via informed peer to peer debate and consultation.

If you are interested in collaborating with this group, potentially attending the seminars in the future and helping push forward innovative techniques in ground control, we invite you to click on the LinkedIn page and make a request to be part of this group.

Goldfields Environmental Management Group

The Goldfields Environmental Management Group (GEMG) is a technical and professional body of people working to achieve environmental excellence. Most of our members are located in the city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder situated in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia.

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Ground Control Group of Western Australia


The Ground Control Group of WA (WAGCG) meets three times a year as an independent and impartial body enabling underground and open pit geotechnical engineers to meet, discuss and exchange ideas, techniques and experiences in a technical yet formal setting. The meetings also provide a forum for attendees to discuss ground conditions specific to their own sites and to seek the opinions and recommendations of others.

The meeting dates for the WAGCG for 2019 are as follows:

  • 28 February, Kalgoorlie: Open pit and underground sessions
  • 7 March, Perth: Mine waste – backfill, dumps and tailings
  • 15 August, Perth: New technologies and digital transformation in ground control
  • 14 November, Perth: Topic suggestions welcome

A second Kalgoorlie meeting will be scheduled for later in the year.

Please contact WAGCG secretary Jo Graaf for details.

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