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.
2018 Womens Award
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.
2019 Womens Mining Award
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