Our Work

As an industry we face a number of challenges, these include:

  • A high level of risk, coupled with a high level of uncertainty
  • A competitive global and national investment environment
  • Excessive territory, state and federal regulations
  • Limited understanding of the industry, which can lead to opposition

We work across a wide range of legislative, regulatory, policy and community issues to ensure that our industry is strongly represented.

AMECs latest advocacy achievements


Industry based standing committees and working groups ensure our many policies and advocacy initiatives are focused. The views of member companies are integral to policy positions adopted and implemented by AMEC. If you are interested in joining an AMEC Committee or Working Group please contact the Association. Your organisation must be a current AMEC Member to participate.

Advisory Committees

AMEC has Advisory Committees in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Northern Territory, and are establishing a Victorian Advisory Committee, which support the framing and delivery of AMEC’s policy approach in each of these jurisdictions. The committees are formed around a core group of members with an investment in mineral exploration and mining in the relevant jurisdiction. AMEC relies on the views and opinions of this group to shape its policy responses to Government and Ministers. The Advisory Committees meet regularly to discuss furthering policy reform and respond to issues affecting the sector.

AMEC’s Committees include:

  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria

National Working Groups

AMEC forms working groups to progress a policy response for a commodity or on state a specific issue. These groups ensure that our policies and advocacy initiatives represent the industry’s views.

AMEC’s current National Working Groups include:

  • Minerals in Brine
  • Critical Minerals
  • ASX & ASIC
  • Energy
  • Magnetite
  • Wheatbelt Forum