The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy - AusIMM - represents 13,000 individuals working in the global minerals industry and provides leadership and opportunities for minerals industry professionals. AusIMM delivers an on-going programme of professional development services to ensure its members are supported throughout their career, enabling them to provide high-quality professional input to industry and the community.

The New Zealand branch has approximately 3,000 members. Activities organised by the local branch include:

  • An annual branch conference, typically attracting 250-300 delegates
  • Local technical and social meetings in some main centres
  • Local discussion group meetings
  • Visiting lecturer programme

The branch is also active in promoting education mainly through two award schemes:

  • Scholarships awarded for research to students enrolled at tertiary education institutions, through the AusIMM New Zealand Education Endowment Trust
  • A cash prize for best student paper presented at the Annual Branch Conference