Join the AusIMM

Join the AusIMM

The AusIMM provides recognition of professionalism and invaluable personal and professional development opportunities throughout all stages of your career

How to apply for membership (including reinstatement)

The first step in applying for AusIMM membership is deciding which grade of membership is right for you.

When submitting an application depending on the grade you will need to provide:

  • Personal details
    Including name, email address and date of birth
  • Sponsors
    Contact details and membership number
  • Certified Degree
    Verified evidence of education
    Sponsors may verify by signature
  • Verification of professional experience
    Sponsors may verify by signature
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Payment
    The online Application fee is $55 for Member and Associate. The rate of subscription for each grade can be found here.

Membership Grades


This is the most senior level of professional membership.

  • Applicants generally must have a relevant tertiary degree
  • A minimum of ten years relevant industry experience since graduation.
  • Occupied a position of major responsibility for at least five years.
  • Sponsors-Three Fellows or two Fellows and one Member of The AusIMM.


This is the main professional grade of AusIMM membership

  • A relevant tertiary degree
  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience.
  • Sponsors -Three Members or Fellows of The AusIMM.


Associate membership is available to individuals working in the minerals and associated industries, who do not have the formal academic qualifications.

  • two years of relevant industry experience
  • Sponsors -Three Members or Fellows of The AusIMM.


The grade of Graduate is a stepping stone to professional membership

  • Three or four year university degree.
  • Sponsors- Two Members or Fellows of The AusIMM (or one supervising academic and one Member or Fellow).


All first time undergraduate university students are encouraged to join The AusIMM at the grade of Student.

Applications for admission as a Student can be sponsored by the appropriate principal or academic under whom the Student is studying, or by one Member or Fellow of The AusIMM.

Applicants who already fulfil the requirements of a higher grade of membership are ineligible for admission to this grade.

Visiting Membership

The AusIMM has a mutual recognition agreement that allows members of the following institutes or societies to be recognised as a visiting member of the AusIMM:

  • Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM)
  • The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)
  • Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers (IIMP)
  • Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM)
  • Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Engineering (SME)

Under visiting membership, a member of these institutes or societies who is living in Australasia and is not a member of the AusIMM is given access to AusIMM member benefits for up to 12 months without having to separately join.

For more information, please contact the AusIMM Membership Department on