Fifth International  Conference on Block and Sublevel Caving
30 August – 1 September 2022 | Hilton Adelaide, South Australia

The only dedicated cave mining international event globally


Information and deadlines for authors.


Thank you to the sponsors of this event.


Information for conference attendees.

The online platform is available on-demand until Monday 27 February 2023. As advised at the conference, unfortunately we suffered a Teams technical glitch and not all conference presentations were successfully recorded; however many presentations are now available to view.

For the presentations affected, audio is available. The ACG is presently contacting the respective presenters to seek their approval to feature their presentations on the online platform and we shall keep you abreast of developments. The ACG team sincerely apologises for not having all presentations available from the online platform at this time.

The Block and Sublevel Caving Conferences provide a platform for mining companies to be kept informed of the latest technological developments and caving research carried out by industry and academia. The Australian Centre for Geomechanics, a not-for-profit mining research organisation at The University of Western Australia, looks forward to hosting the Fifth International Conference on Block and Sublevel Caving in Australia in 2022.

The ACG’s priority is the safety and well-being of the delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors of our further education and training conference and events. All attendees are strongly encouraged to attend in person; the ACG looks forward to welcoming many cave mining industry professionals to Adelaide in August 2022. Worldwide delegates are able to participate via a leading online event platform. Presentations will be available on-demand for three months post-event.

This follows previous events held in Cape Town, 2007; Perth, 2010; Santiago, 2014; Vancouver, 2018.


  • Ground support
  • Planning
  • Monitoring
  • Mudrush
  • Subsidence
  • Case studies
  • Modelling
  • Rockburst and seismicity
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Characterisation

Past, present and future cave mining projects in Australia*

Past Mines:




Operating Mines:

Block Caving



Sublevel Caving

Big Bell

Black Rock Cave

Capricorn Copper


Ernest Henry


Future Projects:

Block Caving


Savage River

Sublevel Caving


Mt Lyell (currently closed, may re-open)

*to the best of ACG’s knowledge. ACG does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. If changes/updates are required, please contact ACG.