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2019 Mined Land Rehabilitation Conference / Faculty of Science / Events / The University of Newcastle, Australia


The 9th Annual Best Practice Ecological Rehabilitation of Mined Lands Conference (2019) is organised by CRC CARE in conjunction with the School of Environmental and Life Sciences at the University of Newcastle. CRC CARE is an independent organisation that performs research, develops technologies and provides policy guidance for assessing, cleaning up and preventing contamination of soil, water and air.

This annual conference is a significant event on the Hunter Region calendar.  It provides an important avenue to promote the use of best-practice approaches in the management of rehabilitation of mined lands.

Based on previous years’ attendance figures (approximately 40% rehab professionals, 20% academic, 20% industry and 20% government), we are anticipating approximately 300+ delegates, making it the largest mining rehabilitation conference in Australia.

This is your opportunity to engage and be engaged.

Visit the Mined Land Rehabilitation conference site for more.


This year our event will be held over 3 days. Across these three days, delegates will have the opportunity to participate in various activities, including workshops, mine tours as well as the main conference.

An overview of the main conference and other events is listed below:

Wednesday, 19 June: Workshops at University of Newcastle NewSpace campus.
NewSpace City Campus, University of Newcastle,
Cnr Hunter Street and Auckland St,

Thursday, 20 June: Full day conference with presentations, posters and panel session at NEX.; followed by a Gala Dinner. 
?Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre (NEX.) 
309 King Street
Newcastle West

Friday, 21 June: Mine Tours
Locations: TBA

Register for the conference

?Event registration is now open – ?Early bird tickets available!

?Early bird registration $450, Student Registration $200 (both Conference only)
Pricing for Workshops, Gala Dinner, and Mine Tours to be announced soon.

Register for conference

Call for Abstracts

We seek abstracts in any of the following areas:

  • ecological restoration and rehabilitation science, research and or best practice
  • case studies along with achievements and lessons
  • the regulatory environment now and the future
  • biodiversity assessment now and the future
  • mine voids and pit lakes
  • other topics of interest to the mine rehab community

Successful candidates for oral or poster presentations will be notified via email , following review by our scientific committee.
Accepted presenters will receive a discount on the registration for the conference.

How to Submit your Abstract

Your 200 word abstract should be submitted via the button below accompanied by your 100 word (max) biography, with a high resolution head shot and contact details that you wish to be publicly available. See the abstract template and guideline attached below. Please ensure you note whether you wish to be considered for an oral presentation, or a poster presentation. Please ensure that your abstract is submitted before 11 April 2019.

Submit your abstract

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