2023 Australia Events Listing


27 September 2023 -GSA Education and Outreach Specialist Group Town Hall Meeting
Chairs: Sabin Zahirovic (USYD) and Bonnie Teece (JPL/NASA)
Topic: The future of Earth Science education in Australia
Time: 11am to 1pm (Sydney time)
Location: Zoom (free to all)
Register: Click here

28 September 2023 - GSA Vic Division - Selwyn Symposium
Topic: "Geological time: old rocks, new ideas"

Details & Speakers:
2pm - Opening remarks
2.05pm- 2.30pm - Ellen Corrick, Monash University- Synchronous climate change during the last interglacial-glacial cycle
2.30pm-2.55pm - Richard Selwyn-Jones, Monash University: Antarctic ice sheet history of the last ~34 Ma
2.55pm- 3.20pm - Vera Korasidis, University of Melbourne: "New palynological and chronostratigraphic insight on the Australian highlands"
3.20-4.00pm - Afternoon tea+ Posters
4.00pm-4.25pm - Oliver Nebel, Monash University: "On the age-old problem of dating a granite"
4.25pm-4.50pm - Heidi Allen, Geological Survey of Western Australia- New dates on Precambrian carbonates of WA
4.50pm-6.00pm - Drinks and posters
6.00pm-7.00pm - Selwyn Lecture Alan Rooney (Yale University)
7.30pm - Selwyn Dinner (TBA, possibly Coretto pizzas)

Location: Fritz Loewe Lecture Theatre, McCoy Earth Sciences Building, University of Melbourne
Registration: Click here


11 October 2023 - GSA NSW Division Hunter Valley Seminar
You're invited to hear Anthony Budd, Program Leader in MinEx CRC, talk about safer and environmentally-friendly drilling methods being used to provide samples and collect data from beneath deep cover in Australia's underexplored terranes.  The National Drilling Initiative (NDI) is a world-first collaboration of Geological Surveys and researchers, undertaking drilling in under-explored areas of potential mineral wealth in selected areas of Australia to provide a test-bed for new mineral exploration technologies.

: The Scarborough Room, East Maitland Bowling Club, 23 Banks St, East Maitland
When: 6 pm Wednesday 11 October - free nibbles from 5.30 pm

Feel free to join us for dinner at the nearby Bank Hotel at 7.30 pm (please register below by COB Tuesday October 10).

Please register for the talk and dinner here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/new-ways-of-looking-beneath-deep-cover-in-australias-unexplored-terranes-tickets-714291213247?aff=oddtdtcre

26 October 2023 - GSA Vic Division Seminar
Speakers: Oskar Lindenmayer, Museums Victoria
Location: Kathleen Syme Centre, Multipurpose Rm 1
Time: 6pm AEDT

Registration: TBA


17 November 2023 - GSWA Open Day
Details: Continuing to bring you face to face with leading geoscience experts, world-class data, and engage you with thought provoking discussions. To celebrate the 25th year of GSWA Open Days we have some exciting new experiences to share with you. This will be an Open Day that you do not want to miss!
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, East Perth 
Time: 09:00am to 18:00pm

Website: Click here

23 November 2023 - GESSS SA
Details: The Geological Society of Australia Earth Sciences Student Symposium in South Australia (GESSS-SA) is a conference designed to allow Honours, Masters and PhD students from three South Australian universities (The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and University of South Australia) to come together and present their Earth sciences related research to the local scientific community.
Location: Flinders University
Website: Click here

23 November2023 - GSA Vic Division Seminar
Speakers: Susan White, Geoheritage
Location: Kathleen Syme Centre, Multipurpose Rm 1
Time: 6pm AEDT

Registration: TBA

23 November 2023 - GSQ Showcase - Digging Deeper 2023
Details: An opportunity to hear about the breadth of work undertaken by the Geological Survey of Queensland across the past 12 months.
Location: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Time: 8:30am to 4:00pm (AEST)
Registrations: Click here

29-30 November 2023 - GESSS NSW
Details: GESSS NSW is the premier Earth Sciences conference organized by students, for students in New South Wales. Our mission is to unite aspiring Earth Scientists from across NSW, providing a platform for networking and showcasing their contributions to the field. At GESSS NSW, we celebrate the diverse disciplines within Earth and environmental sciences. Whether you’re an undergraduate, Honours, Masters, or PhD student, join us for a captivating program featuring groundbreaking research in geophysics, hydrology, ecology, climatology, and more. Our conference also includes inspiring keynote speakers who address crucial topics such as the role of women and minorities in science, and the future of Earth sciences in Australia. GESSS NSW is your gateway to building networks, establishing connections, and shaping a successful career in Earth sciences. Submit your abstracts and posters to share your research and be part of a vibrant community of like-minded individuals.
Location: Carslaw Building, University of Sydney
Abstracts: Click here to submit your abstracts before 13 October 2023
Website: Click here

30 November 2023 - Tasmanian Geoscience Forum
Details: The GSA Tas Division, AusIMM Tasmania Branch, AIG and Mineral Resources Tasmania are pleased to bring you the 13th Annual Geoscience Forum. The purpose of this forum is to gather geoscientists in one place to share their progress in exploration, mining and research. This event is for sharing geologically focused results and ideas and for learning more about geology, in particular the geology of Tasmania.
Location: Tullah, Tasmania
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm AEDT
RegisterClick here

30 November 2023
- Geological Survey of South Australia Discovery Day
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre

November 2023 - Fundamentals for Coal Geologists Course
Speaker: Joan Esterle (University of Queensland)
Details: TBA


1 December 2023 - Coalfield Geology Council NSW Quarterly Meeting
Speaker: Kerry Whitby (MBGS)
Topic: 50 years in the industry with MBGS
Time and location: TBA

1 December 2023 - GSA SA Division & AIG, AusIMM, and ASEG South Australian branches
Topic: South Australian Exploration & Mining Conference - Twenty Years of Sharing Your Story
Details: SAEMC is an annual collaborative event that brings together both the exploration and mining industries in South Australia. Now in its 20th year, it is an opportunity for active mineral explorers and miners to present succinct technical updates of their activities on their flagship South Australian mines and exploration projects.
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre
RegisterClick here

1 December 2023 - GESSS WA
Details: The symposium is organised for Honours, Masters, and PhD students in geosciences. Participation in GESSS-WA 2023 gives you an opportunity to the results of your hard work in front of a friendly like-minded audience. This conference is a great chance to train your presentation skills. It is also a great platform for networking with your peers, industry, and research partners.
Location: Curtin University
Website: Click here

2024 Australian Events Listing

18-22 November 2024 - SGSTG Biennial Meeting
Details: The five-day conference will be broken up with mid-conference field trips. We have tentatively settled on a series of three-day pre and post-conference field trips that cover local geological highlights
Location: University of New England, NSW