Welcome to the Melbourne Mining Club, founded in 2001, and based in the home of the Australian Resource Industry, the capital of the State of Victoria. Our patron, Sir Arvi Parbo, former chief executive of Western Mining and former chairman of BHP, has watched over the emergence of the Melbourne Mining Club as one of the world’s great organisations for the promotion of the resource sector.
The Melbourne Mining Club is a not-for-profit organisation run by a volunteer committee and supported by the Minerals Council of Australia and the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Our principal sponsors are leading consultants to the biggest mining companies in the world and our limited number of Foundation Sponsors, include some of the most important players in the global resource sector. Our commitment to the future of the resource industry includes support from Victorian minerals processing leader, Gekko Systems, which sponsors our student representation program at our lunch functions.
You can become a member of the Melbourne Mining Club by filling in the application form online or by contacting our secretariat. MMC members receive email notification of upcoming events including our bi-monthly luncheons, the Cutting Edge and our overseas events. Members may then register for these top quality events on a first come, first served basis.
Our bi-monthly luncheon and networking events are generally held at the historic Melbourne Town Hall, a venue built by the proceeds of the Victorian gold boom in the mid 1800s. This wonderful and historic venue can hold up to 700 guests. Speakers include the chairmen and chief executives of the biggest resource companies in the world. The most important names from the resource services sector have also delivered addresses to our members and to the leading media organisations in Australia. The Melbourne Mining Club also invites speakers from the top levels of Government to discuss policy at these events. The club’s commitment is to provide a forum to discuss the most important topics facing the global resources industry and our aim is to hear from those at the very centre of these developments. Our six lunches a year are not to be missed and seats sell out quickly. Become a member to get the first word on our next event.
The Cutting Edge event series is one our most popular events. Attendance is free but registration is essential. Membership of the Melbourne Mining Club gives you first word on these popular informal presentation sessions and the networking opportunities after the speaking sessions. Ask yourself: Are you at the Cutting Edge?
The Melbourne Mining Club is financially sound and is proud to allocate surplus funds raised from our functions to the education foundations of both the Minerals Council of Australia (Victoria) and the Melbourne branch of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. More than $840,000 has been donated to these foundations since our inception. The Melbourne Mining Club is committed to a strong future for the Australian Resources industry.