The Goldfields Environmental Management Group (GEMG) is a technical and professional body of people working to achieve environmental excellence. Most of our members predominantly work within the mining industry of the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia, which includes employees of mining and exploration companies, environmental consultancy and service organisations and government agencies. The GEMG was formed in 1988 by a small number of individuals involved in land rehabilitation in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia.

The GEMG provides a source of information on environmental management practices with a focus on the mining industry; exploring issues such as community & external stakeholders, ecology (flora & vegetation, fauna, stygofauna etc.), environmental education & communication, environmental management systems, legislation, regulatory approvals & processes, materials characterisation, mine closure, rehabilitation, waste management, recycling, water management.

GEMG 2017 calendar of events

2017 looks to be a great year with the GEMG. Below is a list of upcoming events that may interest you. If there is any interest in any upcoming events for 2017 please send you expressions of interest (EOI) to secretary@gemg.org.au.

Event Proposed Dates Comments
Kidfest (assisting KBULG)



Assist KBULG at the stand for the Youth Festival. EOI open.
1 Day Professional Development Workshop Friday 26th May Please see advertisement below.
Reunion - Perth Field Trip July Date to be confirmed. EOI open.
DPaW Fauna Presentation August Date to be confirmed. EOI open.
Lorna Glen Weekend Field Trip September

3 Day expedition to Lorna Glen for education in local Flora and Fauna conservation activities. Date to be confirmed. EOI open.

Limited to Max. 15 pax. (3 x 4wd vehicles)

Boob Cooper Survival Worshop October Date to be confirmed. EOI open.
Christmas Party -  Perth December Date to be confirmed.
Christmas Party - Kalgoorlie December Date to be confirmed.

2017 Environmetal Practitioners Workshop

For more information please copy the EIANZ Central Office lister below:


DPaW Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

For more information please contact DPaW on the details listed below.


GEMG has a wide range of available products for purchase. These include:

- A variety of GEMG clothing including T Shirts and Jackets from previous conferences,

- Previous Workshop Proceedings for GEMG Conferences.


The GEMG is coordinated by a voluntary committee and general membership is open to anyone. By attending the biennial conference you will be registered as a member automaticaly. Alternatively, you can apply for membership at any time by downloading the membership form and paying the $20 joining fee. All memberships are valid until the next conference is held.

Become a member, download a membership form.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the GEMG is held in Q4 each year in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. An infomal networking event is organised either before or after to encourage attendance; past events have included BBQ at Ora Banda, lawn bowls, ambrose golf, BBQ at Salt Bush pastoral station, minesite tours.

The GEMG Christmas Party  is a great way to end the year in style and to catch up with friends, meet some new people and enjoy the food and drinks provided.

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Profits made by the GEMG are put back into our environmental network to assist with research studies, to help promote environmental awareness, and to help local groups and organisations remain sustainable. If you need funding for a project which will benefit our members please download a funding application form.



Every two years the GEMG facilitates a conference on Environmental Management held in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia. The first workshop was held in 1988 and is now regarded as the premier environmental event to attend. This event offers great value for money and provides an excellent networking opportunity for environmental professionals from all over Western Australia (and beyond) and is attended by approximately 300 delegates.

"Best value for money conference I have ever been to."

"Excellent networking opportunity, met so many new people from different places and companies"