Friends of Australian Mining Network

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The Friends of Australian Mining Network is a supporter network developed by the Minerals Council of Australia to provide a stronger voice for mining, its workforce and regional communities.

We are inviting people who are involved in the mining industry through direct employment, friends or family connection or community involvement to join us and become advocates for the world-leading Australian mining industry. 

Even if you’re not involved in the mining industry, sign up and learn that there’s more to Australian mining!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is behind the Network?

The Minerals Council of Australia.

What kind of updates will I receive?

E-newsletters will be sent to your nominated email address. Text messages will be sent if a mobile number has been provided.

How often will I receive updates?

A fortnightly e-newsletter and policy initiatives occasionally.

Do I have to do anything?

All actions are voluntary.

What kind of activities can I take part in?

Advocacy – our publications including Advantage Australia can provide you with up to date information which you can use for reference when talking to people.

Social media – MCA has a strong social media presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram which we encourage you to interact with. These platforms are updated daily with MCA member company activity and MCA updates.

Communication campaigns – material including photos, videos and infographics will be provided which you can share to show your connections that there’s more to Australian mining.

Surveys – you may be asked to participate in an occasional survey on a variety of topics.

Can I invite my friends/family?

Yes, direct them to our website where they can sign up.

How did you get my details?

Information was obtained from public sources in accordance with the Australian Privacy Act 1988.

Can I opt out of the network?

Yes, you can opt out at any time by clicking unsubscribe.

Can I opt back in after opting out?

Yes, you can always opt in again if you change your mind by signing up at

Will my details be given to third parties?