21 – 23 May 2019 I Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre


Austmine 2019 is Australasia's leading innovation in mining conference and a must attend-event for the mining and METS sectors. With key presentations and discussions on the future of technology, people and our industry, this conference is an excellent opportunity to connect and learn from mining and METS thought leaders.

Our comprehensive conference offers a high calibre of international and domestic speakers, paired with first class and innovative content, whilst the exhibition component will present a stellar display of technology, services and solutions that can be discussed in a face-to-face environment.

We are excited to be taking our biennial conference to Brisbane in 2019, and with the new theme: Mining Innovation, The Next Horizon.  We will continue to feature the best in innovation from around the world. Over the course of three days there will be workshops, presentations, case studies, networking, our mining industry awards and much more!


We are pleased to announce the below conference themes for next year, don't miss out on what will be the biggest and best Austmine yet!

Intelligent Equipment: Earth Shattering Technologies -  Gain insight into how intelligent equipment can take us to the next frontier, including talking trucks, sensors and automation

The Human Element of Technology: The Embers that Light Innovation - Understand how companies are enabling their workforce to create a culture of ideas and processes in order to embrace new solution thinking

Analytics, Data and Security: The Changing Winds -  Learn how analytics and data can provide actionable insights, improve processes and reduce operational costs and losses

Integration and Connectivity: A Breath of Fresh Air -  Be ahead and find out what is the next big thing within mining technologies

Striving Towards Sustainability: Sea Change is Coming -  Discover how the mining industry is working towards sustainability, through the use of cutting edge technology



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May 10, 2017 10:15 am

Interview > Lara Bruhns, Newmont Australia

Targeted innovations are the name of the game for Lara Bruhns, General Manager of Operations Services for Newmont Australia. It’s about being sensible in your approach and not going high-tech simply for the sake of it. Austmine sat down with Ms Bruhns ahead of her presentation at the Austmine 2017:…

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May 2, 2017 12:47 pm

Interview > Michelle Ash, Barrick Gold

Barrick Gold’s Michelle Ash is at the forefront of an innovation revolution. From embracing digital disruption to integrating innovation into all facets of the organisation, Barrick Gold is going ‘all in’ on technological innovation. We caught up with Ms Ash ahead of her presentation at Austmine 2017 to understand why…

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April 11, 2017 5:22 pm

Interview > Dr Vanessa Guthrie, Minerals Council of Australia

Australian mining today is embracing a technological revolution. Yet there are still barriers to the industry taking full advantage of a high-tech future. Collaboration between the mining equipment, technology and services sector (METS) and miners remains immature and Australia’s productivity is paying the price. We caught up with Dr Vanessa…

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March 21, 2017 4:55 pm

Interview > Dr Craig Stegman, Rio Tinto

Ahead of Austmine 2017, where Dr Craig Stegman, Vice President of Operational and Technical Support, Copper and Diamonds at Rio Tinto will deliver a presentation, we caught up with Craig to hear about Rio Tinto’s attitude towards digital innovation and how METS will be a critical part of their strategy….

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