Jul 30

Central QLD Annual Golf Day – Institute of Quarrying

Come along and join the Central QLD Sub Branch's most sociable event on the yearly calendar.
Put together a team of 4 or nominate individually to compete in the
IQA’s Central QLD Sub-Branch Golf Day competition!
This will be a fun filled day of spirited competition among your colleagues and peers
as well as a great opportunity to socialise and network.Golf teams will consist of 4 players in a 4 Ball Ambrose with a shotgun start.
Pairs and individual players will be placed in a team  on the day.
The player cost includes green fees, golf cart (one cart between two players) lunch and post game refreshments.

More detail here. 

We would like to encourage a Young Member Network (YMN) and Women In
 (WIQ) team.  Put one together yourself or come along individually and
the IQA will place you in a team.  What a great way to meet new people!

Golf teams will consist of 4 players in a 4 Ball Ambrose with a shotgun start. If you are organizing a team,
please provide the name of the Team Leader only (player names are not required at registration).Program:
12 noon Event commences – player registration and BBQ lunch
1.30pm Player brief
1.45pm Tee-off – shotgun start
5.00pm   Presentations & Refreshments
7.00pm Event concludesCosts (incl. gst):
Team of 4 Players: $500.00
Individual Players: $125.00
Additional lunch & refreshment tickets: $60.00/person
Golf Club Hire: Hire of golf clubs is at players expense and is to be booked directly through the Pro Shop on 07 4922 4098.
Player cost includes lunch and post game refreshments

For those that find the rigours of competition too onerous, come along to cheer on your mates and partners and enjoy a day of socialising, refreshments and lunch.

Location: Rockhampton Golf Club
Time: 12:00
Aug 02

Project Management Essentials Workshop – Gladstone

Course hosted by GEA

Course participants will gain insight into the project lifecycle as well as project management methodologies, documentation, key roles, risk management, project quality, procurement, stakeholders, and closing projects.

Course Facilitator

Dr Martin Sharry PhD experienced technology change agent, project manager and education consultant with post-graduate work experience gained in the welfare, transport, education and defence areas across both the private and public sectors.

Date: Monday, 2 August 2021

Time: 7:30am to 11:30am

Venue: GEA Office

Cost: $ 650pp (GEA members)  $750pp (non-members)

Full details HERE

Location: GEA Office 4/69 Goondoon St, Gladstone Central, QLD 4680
Time: 07:30
Aug 03

BOHOGS Brisbane Event – UQ Student Networking

BOHOGS Brisbane Event – UQ Student Networking

BOHOGS and BBUGS will be co-hosting a University Student Networking BBQ  at the University of Queensland St Lucia Campus on Tuesday the 3rd of August, 2021. This is an opportunity for our geotechnical engineers to share their experiences in a friendly environment. This will be for Mining and Civil Engineering Students interested in pursuing a career in Geotechnical Engineering.

Tuesday 3rd August, 2021 – Student Engagement BBQ: 5:30pm to 8pm
Please ensure you allow time for finding the building location.

A short 15-20 min presentation from BBUGS/ BOHOGS followed by a networking opportunity with the university students around a BBQ.

Event is ages 18+ and will include a BBQ and light refreshments (soft drink and beer/ cider).

The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Sir James Foots Building (47A).

Parking information and map is below. Street parking starts from $5 a day.

Please RSVP to Lily Nairn (lily.nairn@bhp.com) by COB Monday the 2nd of August.

Location: he University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Sir James Foots Building (47A).
Time: 17:30
Aug 05

Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society the fourth BBUGS webinar of 2021

Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society the fourth BBUGS webinar of 2021

BBUGS is proud to announce the technical presenter and Keynbote Speaker, Prof Francois Malan, University fo Pretoria, Function Head Research and Director of the Mining Resilience Resource Centre, Department of Mining Engineering will present:

A limit equilibrium model of tabula mine pillar failure and A limit equilibrium fracture zone model to investigate seismicity in coal mines


Location: Webinar
Time: 16:00
Aug 06

GEA Charity Golf Day

Raising funds for Coordinated Community Response to Domestic and Family Violence

The GEA Charity Golf Day includes a morning of networking at the Gladstone Club house, 18-hole golf tournament, lunch and will finish the day with prizes and an official presentation.

Full details HERE


Location: Gladstone Golf Club, Hickory Avenue, Kin Kora, Gladstone, Gladstone Regional, Queensland, 4680, Australia
Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Aug 13

AIG-ALS Technical Talk – Townsville

Recent advances in gold/copper exploration techniques as illustrated by case histories in the Charters Towers district

Simon Beams

Simon is a First Class Honours Graduate in Geology from the Australian National University (1975), and a PhD in Geology from La Trobe University (1980).

For the past 34 years he has been Managing Director and Principal Geologist of Terra Search, a multi-client geological consultancy, based in Townsville and Perth, with a professional geological and technical support staff of 50 to 60. Dr Beams has been directly involved in managing many mineral exploration and evaluation programs across Northern Australia, leading to mineral discoveries and some mines, primarily base metals and gold but including uranium, phosphate, bauxite, magnetite & oil shale amongst others. In 2016, Simon was awarded the John Campbell Miles Medal by the Queensland Divisions of the Geological Society of Australia and the Australian Institute of Geosciences for contributions to economic geology, exploration technology and mineral discovery in Queensland.

Simon has been involved with several major exploration data management projects across Australia and PNG. He has had a long history of collaborative involvement with the GSQ in producing regional geological maps and research projects in the Charters Towers district. Simon has served several decades on the Economic Geology Research Unit (EGRU) Advisory Board of James Cook University, and is an active member of the Queensland Advisory Committee for AMEC (Australian Mining and Exploration Companies).

Due to current covid restrictions, numbers are limited to 40 – please register using the link below to secure your attendance.

Location: Rydges, South Townsville
Time: 05:30
Aug 22

Qld’s largest mining health and safety conference opens virtual border

Qld’s largest mining health and safety conference opens virtual border

There’s less than one month to go before Queensland’s leading safety experts unite on the Gold Coast for a sold-out 32nd annual Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference (QMIHSC).

This year, for the first time, the conference will offer a Virtual Conferencing facility for people unable to attend in person due to COVID-19 restrictions or work commitments.

The Conference is organised by a Committee comprising representatives from mining companies, the Queensland Resources Council, Resources Safety & Health Queensland, Simtars, the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union and the Australian Workers’ Union; and is supported by Principal Sponsor, Anglo American.

Conference Committee Chair and Director Underground Operations, Glencore Coal Assets Australia, Darren Nicholls said this decision will maximise the transfer of information delivered at the four-day, in-person conference (22 – 25 August).

“The health and safety of resources workers always has been, and always will be, the top priority for the resources sector,” Mr Nicholls said.

“By opening this conference up to the virtual world, there are no longer barriers, borders or restrictions for the delegates who wish to immerse themselves in the impressive line-up of speakers and presenters from this year’s program.”

“I expect the announcement will be warmly welcomed by interstate delegates and industry leaders.”

“The advantage of offering online conference access is that it’s more convenient for more people, so we’re looking forward to presenting to our virtual and in-person audience later this month,” Mr Nicholls said.

Location: The Star Event Centre, Casino Drive, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4218, Australia
Aug 24

2021 Bowen Basin Symposium

The BBGG has a proud history of presenting the Bowen Basin Symposium (BBS) every 5 years since 1985. The theme of 2021’s event is 'Coal: Embracing Change and Innovation'.

Welcome to the 2021 Bowen Basin Symposium website presented by the Bowen Basin Geologists Group (BBGG)

The BBGG has a proud history of presenting the Bowen Basin Symposium (BBS) every 5 years since 1985. The theme of 2021’s event is “Coal: Embracing Change and Innovation”. This is the premier event run by geoscientists, for geoscientists and associated personnel, who study, explore, evaluate and mine the occurrence of coal throughout the Bowen and other basins in Queensland.

Registration is now open. Please put the dates in your diary, make plans to attend and contribute. Look out for updates on what promises to be the most adventurous and exciting Symposium yet.

More detail here.

Location: Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre
Sep 02

The Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) is pleased to invite you to the QLD Women In Quarrying (WIQ) 5th Annual Conference.

The program is designed to motivate and inspire frontline staff, provide real examples and case studies for managers who want to broaden the engagement of staff, showcase achievements of leaders to inspire the next generation.

The QLD WIQ Annual Conference has a long and successful history having successfully engaged hundreds of people to participate in networking/education events for the first time, provided leadership opportunities and profiled amazing career opportunities and leaders in the industry.

The IQA will continue to work with the WIQ network to look at the overall diversity and inclusion of our industry, encourage younger people to engage and look at ways of promoting the wonderful career paths within the industry as a whole.

We look forward to welcoming you to the QLD WIQ 5th Annual Conference 2020.


Details coming soon

Who will attend?

The program is designed to motivate and inspire frontline staff, provide real examples and case studies for managers who want to broaden the engagement of staff, showcase achievements of leaders to inspire the next generation. WIQ welcomes men and women at all levels within the quarrying and extractive industries.

More detail here.


Early Bird: IQA Member:  $80.00
Non-Member: $100.00 (to become a member click here)
valid until 5.00PM Friday 13th August 2021
Table of 8: $680.00

Regular: IQA Member: $100.00
Non-Member: $120.00 (to become a member click here)

  • Attendance at conference sessions as per the conference program
  • Refreshments, lunch, networking drinks, as per the conference program


For those travelling, conference accommodation rates at the Glen Hotel are available. To book, please contact the hotel directly on (07) 3270 6666.


Location: The Glen Hotel 24 Gaskell St Eight Mile Plains Brisbane, QLD 4113
Time: 08:00
Sep 08

Go Local Procurement Expo – Townsville

Hosted by the Townsville Chamber of Commerce

This event is billed as opportunity for organisations and procurement teams to find and engage with local businesses in North Queensland.

Businesses, government organisations, procurement managers, and officers will share their business procurement process.

The event will have guest speakers, exhibitions and displays, breakout workshops and networking.

Details HERE


Location: Townsville Stadium (Murray Sporting Complex)
Time: 08:00
Sep 09

Australian Defence Industry Awards

Australia Defence Industry Awards

The third annual Australian Defence Industry Awards is the networking event of the year, hosted as a black-tie gala evening at the NCCC in Canberra on Thursday, 9 September.

Whether you have entered into the awards, plan to come along as a supporting peer, or are celebrating your team, this night is for you.

Take your seat alongside your colleagues and peers as we celebrate and recognise the nation’s best and brightest at the Australian Defence Industry Awards 2021


Location: NCCC in Canberra
Sep 16

RIN 20th anniversary celebration – Mackay

Networking drinks

Resource Industry Network is celebrating 20 years of championing the MIW resources supply chain.

Guest Speaker:   Ian Macfarlane, Chief Executive, Queensland Resources Council

Where:  Resources Centre of Excellence
65 Crichtons Road, Paget QLD 4740

When: Thursday, 16th September 2021

More details HERE

Location: Resources Centre of Excellence, 65 Crichtons Rd, Paget
Time: 17:00
Oct 07

Gladstone 2021 Major Industry Conference

Key GEA industry forum

The Gladstone 2021 Major Industry Conference offers a key forum for current and future work opportunities.

There were 12 projects discussed on last year’s conference and more project partnerships will be presented this year.

Details HERE

Contact GEA on 07 4972 9060 or email info@gea.asn.au for more details.

Location: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 56, Goondoon Street, Gladstone Central, Gladstone, Gladstone Regional, Queensland, 4680, Australia
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oct 13

CQ dinner meeting: future of transport for Central Queensland

The Central Qld Sub Branch - Institute of Quarrying invites you to a Dinner Meeting in Rockhampton.

This IQA Central Qld Sub Branch event includes presentations from Transport and Main Roads covering topics specific to the Central Qld area.  What better way to reconnect with your industry colleagues and peers than at this networking dinner?  Register HERE 


 6.00pm  Arrival & Registration
 6.30pm  Welcome
 6.45pm  Presentation by Dinner Sponsor | DTE Training & Safety
 6.55pm  Dinner
 7.30pm  Guest Presenter | Lex Vanderstaay, Project Manager | TMR – Update on TMR’s Quarry Registration System and on Technical Specification MRTS05 changes, especially with respect to Modified C and Glassy Basal requirements.
 7.50pm  Dessert
 8.10pm  Guest Presenter | Gavin Hill, Project Manager TMR | Rockhampton Ring Road Project
Update on the Rockhampton Ring Road Bypass project.
 8.30pm  Networking
 9.00pm  Event concludes




Lex Vanderstaay, Project Manager | TMR
Lex has been with TMR (or MRD) for almost 55 years.  He started with the department in Herston (Brisbane) for a couple of years and was then transferred to Rockhampton as Regional Geologist.  During his time in Rockhampton, Lex undertook about 600 geotechnical investigations (mainly for Bridges) and he also undertook the first systematic Quarry Assessment of Central Regions Quarries located in the Rockhampton, Emerald, Barcaldine and Mackay Districts.  In 2005, he was trasferred to Brisbane as Director Structural Materials where he led the Concrete and Steel group within Structures. In 2016, he was transferred to Pavements, Materials and Geotechnical where he led the Quarry Group.  He is expected to retire in 2022.Lex has degrees in Science (Geology) and Economics; Engineering and Environmental Management, and a post Graduate Diploma in Aerial Survey and Earth Sciences.

Members: $65.00
Non-Members: $80.00

More detail here.

Location: The Regent Hotel, 192 Bolsover St, Rockhampton Qld 4700
Time: 18:00
Oct 25

International Mining and Resources Conference

The showcase of best practices from across the global mining and resources industry through C-level insights, case study presentations from operators, and thought leadership showcases from innovators.

Over three jam-packed days you will hear from more than 250 mining leaders and resource experts with a conference program that covers all aspects of the mining supply chain.

From exploration, to investment, production to optimisation through to new technologies and global opportunities.

Alongside discussions on health and safety, renewable energy, critical minerals, and sustainability.

More detail here.

Location: Melbourne Showgrounds

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