Biennial conference 2021 Postponed

We regret that due to the COVID situation the Biennial SGGMP meeting will now be held in Nov. 2022 - same venue. 

Where: Caves House, Yallingup, WA (250km

south of Perth)


  • Low and High Temperature Processes

  • Critical Minerals

  • Global Cycles

Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Prof Martin Van Kranendonk, UNSW

  • Prof Kliti Grice, Curtin University

  • Dr Margaux Le Vaillant, CSIRO


Leeuwin Complex Gneisses, Augusta

What: Five days of inspiring discussions, posters, fieldtrips and socials, including two half-day mid-conference fieldtrips to Proterozoic gneisses of the Leeuwin Block (field trip leader: Nick Timms, Curtin University), and a post-conference day trip to the world-class Greenbushes lithium pegmatite mine (field trip leader: Raphael Quentin de Gromard, GSWA). New: PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS 

Key dates:  Early Bird registration ends 30th September. Note, if demand for the bus exceeds capacity we'll allocate seats to interstate visitors first, then in order of booking.
Abstract submissions open Jun1, to be received by Sept 15. 

Early Bird Registration (until 6pm 30th September 2021, after this regular registration costs will apply):
GSA members incl. GST: Students - $290, regular - $630
(non-members: Students - $340, regular - $750 - click here to join the GSA)
Registration includes: 4 days access to the live conference at Caves House (Tuesday-Friday) including two half-day field trips to the Leeuwin Complex outcrops, Bus from Perth to Yallingup on Monday afternoon (1st Nov, approx 3 pm), and back to Perth Saturday after the post-conference fieldtrip (6th Nov, time TBC) via Greenbushes Li Mine and other geological stops, 4 days lunch + morning & afternoon teas at the conference. (For updates join the mailing list via the link below).
NOT included in registration: Conference dinner after one of the mid-conference fieldtrips (location and ticketing TBC)

Student Travel Grants: can be applied for through the GeoConferences JH Lord travel grants, available to both WA and interstate students, further info and application instructions HERE

Accommodation options

Historic Caves House is one of the gems of the South West. It has excellent accommodation ranging from hotel rooms to kitchen apartments, conference rates for limited rooms apply, please phone directly to Caves House (08) 9750 1888 or click here for availability. There are many other options in Yallingup to suit every budget, including Caves Caravan Park, Yallingup Beach Resort, and Seashells hotel Yallingup.

The SGGMP Biennial conference 2021 is generously sponsored by Chalice Mining Ltd., BHP, Business Events Perth, CSIRO, GSWA and TIGeR


Pied Cormorant on Leeuwin Complex migmatites, Augusta

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