Strong global demand delivering more coal mining jobs for NSW

September 18, 2019

Strong global demand for NSW coal from our traditional and developing export markets in the Asia Pacific is delivering more coal mining jobs across regional NSW.

Bylong decision shows the utter failure of the NSW planning system

September 18, 2019

The refusal by the faceless Independent Planning Commission (IPC) on the Kepco Bylong mining project represents everything that is wrong with the NSW planning system - and still the Planning Minister and NSW Government do nothing.

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 2016

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?
Following on from the success of the WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program 2015, WIMnet NSW is proud to announce that mentee applications are officially open for the WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program 2016. The WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program 2016 is the first and only face-to-face mentoring program for women working in the resources sector in NSW. The program will run from May to October 2016 and includes comprehensive matching by a Registered Psychologist, training for all mentees, networking events and the opportunity to learn and receive career guidance from a mentor that is fully invested in your career. More information can be found in the attached marketing flyer.
Mentees must attend a mandatory two hour training session followed by a networking event in early May 2016. Mentee applications close 5th February 2016. Cost $1,000 (+GST). Mentee applications can be accessed here.
For any further questions, please email

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