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.

Workshops in 2019

Snake Awareness and Bite Management Training

When: Friday 1 February 2019
Time: 2pm start, drinks and nibbles provided
Where: Astron Environmental Office, 129 Royal Street, East Perth
Price: $10 Members, $30 Non Members

Our first Workshop for 2019 will be on Snake Awareness and Bite Management Training presented by Bob Cooper from  Bob Cooper Outback Survival along with Jim and Andrea Williams sharing their personal experience surviving a snake bite.  

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.


Places are limited with just 20 spots available, we kindly ask that organisations do not send more than two people per session to allow for others to register.  There will be a wait list and if this event proves popular we will continue to run in Perth and later in the year we may be able to offer the workshop in the Goldfields Region. 

To take advantage of the member rate 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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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"