Join Us

Mining3 has a unique operating model. It consists of members from mining companies, OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and Universities. Collaboratively, members identify the key challenges facing the mining industry and allocate funding to research areas which will deliver the highest return.

Our significant advantage over our competitors is as a result of our:

  • Collaboration model with mining companies, mining services providers and researchers
  • Scalability of operations globally
  • Acceleration of innovation to market
  • 27 years of experience in delivering new technologies
  • Access to highly-skilled industry specialists and researchers

Member Benefits

  • Reduced research risk
  • Leveraged R&D investment
  • Enhanced ability to target major mining challenges
  • Access to world-class mining researchers, scientists and engineers
  • Access to certain Mining3 IP
  • Commercialisation and IP opportunities
  • Participation in peer group meetings to identify key areas of focus


  • Membership period of 1 year (for our transition year)
  • New members are welcome and the 8-year period will be extended accordingly
  • Option to exit membership with two month’s termination notice before EOFY
  • Matching cash or in-kind contribution based on the specified membership fee

Project Partners

From time to time, Mining3 will partner with non-members on a specific research or commercialisation project. This arrangement falls out of the membership structure and is necessitated by a specific need of either the commissioning mining company or the required expertise to produce a commercialised product or technology.

Past and Present Project Partners:

  • AVA Group
  • Barminco
  • BHP Billiton
  • Elexon Electronics
  • ESCO Group LLC
  • CSC Australia
  • Glencore Xstrata
  • Herrenknecht Tunneling Systems
  • Newcrest Mining
  • Newmont
  • Peabody Energy
  • Rio Tinto
  • Russell Mineral Equipment
  • Shell


Mining Companies:


  • caterpillar
  • komatsu


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  • QUT_Square

Contact Us

Should you wish to become a part of this innovation group actively changing the mining industry, please contact us for further information.