The AusIMM Charter and By-Laws

The new Royal Charter and By-laws were approved by the Governor-General of Australia on 12 December 2017.

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy was founded in 1893 as a group of individual minerals professionals working together with a focus on professional excellence. The AusIMM was later incorporated under the Companies Act, and in 1955 it was granted incorporation by 'Royal Charter' (the AusIMM Charter) in Australia and New Zealand. In 2017, the Governor-General of Australia granted a supplemental Royal Charter and new By-laws, confirming AusIMM's incorporation in Australia. This Charter came into effect on 1 January 2018.

The AusIMM Charter describes the core purposes of the AusIMM, establishes the Institute as a not-for-profit organisation, and requires that the Institute have a set of By-Laws.

The AusIMM's By-Laws, together with the Regulations, establish key elements of the Institute's structure (for example membership grades, the existence of Branches and Societies and the AusIMM Board).

Together these documents form the Institute's constitution.

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The current AusIMM Charter and By-Laws

The AusIMM was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1955. A supplementary Royal Charter and new By-laws were granted in 2017 to come into effect on 1 January 2018.

The previous AusIMM By-laws (last amended in June 2013) are superseded by the new By-laws from 1 January 2018:

The new governance structure also comprised Regulations, which may be altered by Board decision with 30 day's notice to member. The current Regulations are: