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Events & Courses

The Australian Centre for Geomechanics presents eight to ten events and courses per year for the worldwide mining industry. Our symposiums, seminars, 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 program 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 6500 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-commerical. This allows us to offer registrations at low cost in areas of most value and benefit to industry.

We are proud of our reputation for providing innovative and relevant courses and bringing worldclass international symposiums and seminars to Australia for more than a decade.

Developing Courses that Meet Your Needs

We value industry feedback and suggestions about our further education courses 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. We look forward to hearing from you.

Further Information

Registration fees

Payment of ACG event registration fees generally includes attendance at the event luncheons, morning and afternoon refreshments and the event proceedings.

Please note that all delegates will have their name, organisation, position, country and email addresses printed in the event participants list. Please contact the ACG if you wish to have your details omitted from this list.

Student registration

A student must be currently enrolled full-time at a tertiary institution. Proof of full-time status must be submitted with the registration form.

Student testimonial.


Visas are the responsibility of the delegates. Please contact the ACG if you require a letter of invitation. For information please view the Visa options for Conferences, Trade Fairs, Seminars or Expos and Visa application requirements.

Confirmation of bookings

Event registrations will be acknowledged as they are received. Please check the confirmation email and advise of any alterations immediately.


Cancellations are required in writing (letter, fax or email). Delegates that do not attend an event or cancel less than ten days prior to the event commencement date are liable for the full registration fee.

An organisation may send an alternative delegate if registration has been paid and the registered person is unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances. Please notify the ACG prior to event commencement.

Event Changes

The Australian Centre for Geomechanics (The University of Western Australia) reserves the right to make changes to the event programmes, or to cancel events if enrolment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond our control prevail. Every effort will be made to contact the delegate if an event is cancelled. Should an event not be held for any reason, our liability is limited to the event registration fee only.


If you are travelling to Perth, ACG and ACCOR Hotels are delighted to offer attendees of ACG events a discount on ACCOR Hotel accommodation in Perth, Western Australia.  Additional Alternative accommodation is available to download here.