AusIMM in conjunction with the Underground Operators Conference committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the Underground Operators Conference 2020 in light of the Australian Government’s decision to restrict public gatherings of over 100 people to help stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

We know this outcome will come as a deep disappointment to many of you. However, the health and safety of our delegates, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors is of paramount importance to us.

The Underground Operators Conference will be now be held from 15 – 17 March 2021 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. If you have any questions or require any additional information regarding the rescheduled conference dates, please contact AusIMM via email at

AusIMM and the Conference Committee now look forward to welcoming you to AusIMM’s flagship conference in March 2021.

Keynote Speakers

Laura Tyler

Asset President Olympic Dam and Chief Geoscientist, BHP

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Gary Zamel

Executive Chairman, CommChain Pty Ltd
Making a career in mining innovation to deliver benefits to national prosperity

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Knut Garshol

Rock Engineering Consultant, Sweden
Driving of tunnels with complete groundwater control and execution of combined immediate and permanent support using shotcrete and bolts

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Roy Slack

President, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum
Deeper, Faster, Safer: Observations on the present and future state of underground mine access in the new frontier.

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