MCA NT works to create and maintain a regulatory environment that promotes profitable and effective businesses while meeting community expectations about the mining industry's social environmental and social obligations.

We also promote commercial relationships between our members.

MCA NT maintains positive relationships with decision-makers, provides opportunities for information exchange such as conferences and events and promotes best practice through a range of external activities. We work closely with other representative organisations to ensure mutually beneficial outcomes.

The NT has a successful and proud track record for mining and the resources sector is critical to securing the Territory’s long-term economic success.

Mining has underpinned long-term jobs and economic activity including royalty revenue paid to the government over many decades. Deloitte Access Economics has estimated the total economic contribution of mining and mining equipment, technology and services to the Northern Territory in 2015-16 was $3.2 billion (10 per cent of total Territory activity) and 23,500 jobs.

MCA NT works on behalf of our members to ensure that the Territory’s resources sector is globally competitive and hurdles preventing sustainable and responsible growth in the sector are identified and eliminated.

Darwin Mining Club 

The Darwin Mining Club was established in 2010 to give MCA members and industry service providers with a forum to meet and discuss issues affecting the industry.

The Club hosts a series of regular forums and events such as guest speaker luncheons, promotional events, an Annual Dinner, seminars and employment and career exhibitions.

Membership is open to individuals who support the Club's aims and values.

Proceeds from functions go to support local organisations that care for our community, such as Careflight and the Northern Australia Emergency Response Competition.

Sponsors include Hays Recruitment, MinterEllison and GHD.

For information about membership please email us on Event information will be posted on this website's Events page.

Northern Australian Emergency Response Competition 

MCA NT is a proud sponsor of the Northern Australian Emergency Response Competition (NAERC) which plays an integral part in emergency response training. 

The competition gives teams the opportunity to test their learned skills in the field through simulated emergency situations. These scenarios are designed to be the closest teams will get to the real thing, whilst putting the teams under the pressure of being judged by seasoned professional adjudicators and watched by their peers, colleagues, family and the general public.

Throughout the course of the event teams receive a 'call to response' and will face challenges under the disciplines of; Fire Fighting, First-Aid, Rope Rescue, BA Search and Rescue, Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) and Road Accident Rescue.
The NAERC motto is ‘The minute saved through practice is the minute needed to save a life’, and the event gives teams an excellent opportunity to test their training and response capabilities under pressure in preparation for real life emergency events.
NAERC 2018 was held in Mt Isa from 1-3 June supported by partners Glencore Mount Isa Mines and Mount Isa City Council, with Glencore Mount Isa Mines the overall winner of the event.
More information on NAERC including a photo gallery is available here