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.

Events in 2019

Snake Awareness and Bite Management Training

When: Friday 17 May 2019
Time: 2:30pm start, 4pm Networking with drinks and nibbles provided
Where: Leederville Sporting Club, 78 Cambridge Street, West Leederville (Parking available)
Price: $10 Members, $30 Non Members
Presented by Bob Cooper from  Bob Cooper Outback Survival.

This workshop is open to members of the public and is suitable for anyone that may encounter a snake in their work, home or recreational environment and would like basic skills for awareness and survival.  Youths over the age of 16 are able to attend.


Sundowner Series - National Malleefowl Recovery Team 

When: Friday 7 June 2019
Time: 3:00pm start, Networking with drinks and nibbles provided
Where: 3b Boutique Bar, 61 Burt Street, Boulder
Price: Members Free (registration required), $30 Non Members

click link above to register

This event is open to members of the public.

To take advantage of the member rate for any of our events you must be a member, if you are not sure if you are already a member please contact our Secretary at secretary@gemg.org.au  - handy hint, if you attended the 2018 workshop then you are a member!

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The GEMG is coordinated by a voluntary committee and general membership is open to anyone. By attending the biennial workshop/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 workshop is held.

Become a member, download a membership form.


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.  The funding round has currently closed but please contact us if you would like futher information.


Every two years the GEMG facilitates a workshop / 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.

Our next workshop will be in May 2020.

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

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

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