NSW Mining Exploration Forum and Awards

NSW Parliament, Sydney

Early May 2018
Event overview

NSW has a proud history of exploration and discovery. From the coal and gold discoveries in the late 1700s and early 1800s that have shaped our economy to the modern discoveries of rare earths, nickel, cobalt and scandium that will shape our world into the future.

And our state is home to some of the world’s leading mining operations, which would not be possible without our world class explorers and geologists. We want to celebrate the good work of the professionals shaping our industry and unearthing the mineral deposits that will become the mines of tomorrow through the NSW Mining Explorer of the Year Award.

Online entry 
All award entries will be made online through the Awards Force website. This is a well-tested and widely used digital platform across government and private industry. Enter via this website from 13 November when the link to Awards Force will be published. 

Download the award entry information and criteria now

Key Dates

Monday 13 November 2017
Entries open

Monday 20 February 2018
Entries close

Monday 19 March 2018
Finalists announced

Early May 2018 - Date TBC
Exploration Forum and Awards, NSW Parliament, Sydney

Entrants must be a member of the NSW Minerals Council. If you want to join the NSW Minerals Council you can email info@nswmining.com.au to expedite membership as part of your entry now.


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