New South Wales



The New South Wales Branch committee is:

Chair:              Doug Menzies
Treasurer:      vacant
Mentoring:    Mehrnoush Rafei, Glen Coianiz
Committee:   Katarina David, Jess Askew, Vladimir David, Martin Scott, Mel Deacon, Michael Edwards, David Harris, Tobias Erskine, Dale Sims


NSW Branch

The NSW Branch of the AIG is active in organising events during the year. These include workshops, student information nights and the bi-annual Mines and Wines Conference, as well as joint events with other societies.

For those living and working in the Central West of NSW CWEDG (Central West Exploration Discussion Group) has restarted regular informal meetings, with speakers from a variety of companies who operate within the Central West. If anyone is interested in helping organise these catch ups, please contact the NSW AIG.

AIG NSW has a close association with SMEDG (Sydney Mineral Exploration Discussion Group). SMEDG meetings are held on the last Thursday of the month. SMEDG also organises networking cruises twice a year. For more details go to the SMEDG web site

NSW AIG provides funding support for young and for unemployed geoscientists. Limited funding is available to provide NSW-based AIG members with opportunities to participate in professionally organised geological field trips, conferences and courses (see NSW AIG Support Fund).

The branch committee continues to assist in the assessment of applicants from NSW, seeking Registered Professional Geoscientist status with the AIG.

The NSW branch committee meets every two months in Sydney or online – visitors, guests, members and potential committee members are always welcome.

Please contact any committee member regarding any issue or activity in New South Wales or email

View NSW Branch Presentations here.