Public Campaign highlights modern contribution of gold mining

Public Campaign highlights modern contribution of gold mining

February 23, 2020

Gold mining in NSW provides thousands of jobs, contributes to key regional communities and provides a high quality export resource to markets around the world.

NSW Minerals Council and Regional Development Australia (RDA) Hunter launch new partnership to build awareness of mining sector career opportunities

NSW Minerals Council and Regional Development Australia (RDA) Hunter launch new partnership to build awareness of mining sector career opportunities

February 13, 2020

On Wednesday 12th February, Regional Development Australia (RDA) Hunter and NSW Minerals Council (NSWMC) launched their new partnership, PRIME (Pathways to Resource Industry and Mining Employment).

NSW Women in Mining

The NSW mining industry is world class and we’re proud of the things we’re achieving like helping to build stronger communities, innovative technology, world-leading safety and new practices to reduce our impact on the environment.

One issue we want to tackle is the shortage of women employed in non-traditional roles such as engineers, geologists, surveyors and trades, to show that mining is not just welcoming to women, but needs their skills. 


We are working on some exciting gender diversity initiatives as well as engaging in diversity policies. 

We also encourage you watch NSW Women in Mining: A Snapshot video.


We host the annual NSW Women in Mining Awards to acknowledge the achievements of women in mining, including groundbreaking efforts by individuals and companies to recruit and retain women. 


On March 8 2012 (International Women’s Day), we established the NSW Women in Mining Network to address this shortage and create a sustainable and productive network of women in the mining industry right across NSW.

The WIMnet NSW represents the interests of women working in the NSW minerals industry. Membership is open to all (including non-AusIMM members), regardless of gender.

WIMnet NSW hosts networking events in Sydney and the regions including the Hunter Valley, Illawarra and Central West. The network is open to all women working in or with the NSW minerals industry; we particularly encourage those working in non-traditional roles to join.

Find out more about the network on Facebook; there are also similar groups for women in Western Australia and Queensland

WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program 2020

Are you looking for career guidance and direction? Would you like to develop goals with someone who has been where you are now? Are you interested in forging an exceptional, lasting relationship with a mentor?
WIMnet NSW is proud to announce that the WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program is returning in 2020. The WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program is the first and only face-to-face mentoring program for women working in the resources sector in NSW. The program usually runs from May to October and follows a structured, sustainable mentoring process that provides support through training, networking, career guidance and direction.

Mentees will be matched with industry leaders, based on comprehensive framework conducted by a registered Psychologist, giving mentees access to a mentor that is fully invested in their career development.More information can be found in the attached marketing flyer. Make 2020 your year! 

Applications open on Monday 13 January and close on Friday 28 February.

Key dates:
  • Friday 29 May 2020: Mandatory training and networking launch event in Sydney
  • Tuesday 4 August 2020: Mid-program event
  • Friday 23 October 2020: Close-out event
  • Program timing is from May – October 2020.
Other details:

Please visit for more information on how to apply to be a mentee.
For any further questions, please email

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