Indigenous Participation Program

We invite Indigenous executives from the mining and resources sector to nominate

In partnership with Whitehaven Coal, IMARC is delighted to offer 10 complimentary passes for Indigenous mining and resources executives to attend the full three day event as part of IMARC's Indigenous Participation Program.

These passes provide an opportunity for the industry's Indigenous executives to network, learn and be a part of the conversations at Australia’s most influential mining event.


  • Build your network with over 7,500 people in attendance including some of the most influential people in the mining industry;
  • Gain insights from over 450 thought leaders on topics including technology and innovation, future energy and investment, exploration, sustainability and community, and future workforce planning with a packed program of conference presentations;
  • Meet over 470 companies representing all aspects of the mining value chain, from startups through to some of the biggest names in the industry;
  • Connect with executives from IMARC's First Nations Partners, IWIMRA, and its 20-person delegation, as well as IMARC's Indigenous Employment Partner, Whitehaven Coal


We will be accepting nominations for 2023 soon, please check back again for further details.


IMARC 2023 will take place on Gomora, land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and we wish to acknowledge them as the traditional owners of the lands and waterways and pay our respects to their elders, past and present, and emerging.


Whitehaven Coal’s commitment to Indigenous recruitment

We aim for a holistic approach to help empower local Indigenous communities, through initiatives including childhood education and support, education and training, and employment, to procurement and cultural awareness amongst our workforce.

We believe the best way to support communities is to provide opportunities for stable, long-term employment. Our Indigenous employment strategy is one of the commitments outlined in our Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan. We are proud that 20% of employees at our Maules Creek mine and 11% of our total workforce identify as Indigenous – reflecting our broader Gunnedah Basin community where about 10% of the population identify as Indigenous.

From our leaders and employees to our community and our suppliers, we consciously act to enable equal opportunity.


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Indigenous Participation Program