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

Mine Closure 20183-7 September 2018 | Leipzig, Germany
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


Bowen Basin & Hunter Valley Open Cut Geotechnical Society




Please contact BOHOGS for details.


Eastern Australian Ground Control Group

Next EAGCG workshop – “Ground Control – Slope stabilisation, underground support and design methodologies”
Brisbane, 24th and 25th July.

The EAGCG committee is proud to announce the next technical workshop will be held on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th July at the Brisbane Marriot. The topic will be “Ground Control – Slope stabilisation, underground support and design methodologies”. If you are interested in being a speaker, please contact the EAGCG at

The workshop will be followed by a one day seminar on Thursday 26th July on underground laser scanning, including current uses and applications, hardware, software and various case studies from mine sites and manufacturers.

Visit for more details or contact the secretary at

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.

Visit for more information.


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 following dates and topics have been pencilled in for this year’s PERTH WAGCG Meetings:

  • 3 July 2018 – Learnings from mistakes, challenges and mishaps
  • 9 November 2018 – Stability modelling / software – methods and case studies in 2 and 3D

Please contact WAGCG secretary Jo Graaf for details.

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.

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