Nominations for 2018 Prospect Awards are now open

The 2018 Prospect Awards could be the biggest event so far in its 15-year history.

Nominations for the 2018 Australian Mining Prospect Awards, celebrating the best of the best in Australia’s mining industry, are now open.

Celebrating its 15th year in 2018, the Prospect Awards has firmly established itself as one of Australia’s premier mining industry events.

The 2017 awards featured 10 categories including Excellence in Environmental Management; Excellence in Mine Safety, OH&S; Community Interaction; Contract Miner of the Year; Contribution to Mining; Hard Rock Mine of the Year; Coal Mine of the Year; Mine Manager of the Year; Minerals Processing of the Year; Innovative Mining Solution; as well as the coveted Australian Mine of the Year award.

Previous winners have included a large range of companies, from SMEs and start-up ventures to the industry’s biggest hitters, such as Atlas Copco, BGC Contracting and Roy Hill. Last year saw iron ore mogul Gina Rinehart receive the award for Contribution to Mining.

The 2017 platinum sponsor was Mining Machine Developments (MMD), which presented the evening’s ultimate award, Australian Mine of the Year, to Anglo American’s Moranbah North coal mine in Queensland.

Other large-scale sponsors in 2017 including Atlas Copco, BGC, SEW-EURODRIVE, Metso, Flexco, Vega and Austmine helped present the other awards.

The Community Interaction Award was sponsored by Prime Creative Media’s new supply chain and logistics-focused event, MEGATRANS2018, which is due to take place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 10–12 this year.

Full confirmation of the 2018 Awards venue and date are yet to be confirmed, but the event will be held as a black-tie dinner at a location in Sydney during October 2018, with industry leaders, management and staff from mining companies throughout the country expected to attend in honour of the year’s achievements in the mining sector.

The event is a great way to recognise and reward excellence in performance. For more information, please visit

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