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.

AGM and Professional Developement Day- Success!

The Goldfields Environmental Management Group (GEMG) held their Annual General Meeting on 9 November 2018. The AGM  included a Professional Development day with a theme of  “Environmental Ethics” with presentations and discussions by various speakers on ethics for environmental professionals. 

New Committee Members

As part of our AGM, the existing committee positions were declared vacant and those who nominated for positions were voted for.

As it stands the following comittee members were voted in:


Executive Committee

Chairperson- Lorinda Hunt

Deputy Chairperson- Eren Reid

Secretary- Kristy Bodycoat

Treasurer- Dylan Martini


General Comittee

Clare Ryall

Laura Marchese

Shannon MacKenzie

Stuart Pearse

Grace Derrick

Sheree Blechynden

Eulogio Almanza

Jeff Yates

For  further details regarding nominations and voting results, please refer to the AGM minutes for 2018.




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.
- Books / publications in "Shop". 

Contact: treasurer@gemg.org.au to order or for further information


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.

Upcoming Events

Thursday 14 January 2019  DWER Seminar on Category 5 Licensing and Sundowner @ Kalgoorlie, Venue TBA

Friday 1 February 2019 Snake Bite Awareness Training @ Astron East Perth Office

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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 and complete a funding application form.


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 2020.

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

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