Welcome to the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia

The Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) is a statutory body established by the Western Australian Government under the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia Act 2013 to stimulate minerals research to support investment in, and operation of, a globally competitive minerals industry in Western Australia.

MRIWA’s primary function is to provide and administer funding grants to carry out minerals research.

The Institute collaborates with research and government entities in Australia and overseas.

MRIWA has a scholarships program for PhD candidates where the field of study is relevant to the MRIWA objectives as detailed in it’s Research Priority Plan.

As well as directly supporting minerals research projects, MRIWA funds are available for projects, programs and events that promote public awareness of, and interest in, minerals research, and to support related academic activities.


News and Events

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19 Feb

5th Year Review tabled in Parliament

Last week saw our Minister table our review in the Legislative Assembly.  Read the report here.

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28 Feb

Two Tech Talks - Thursday 28 February

We are pleased to be holding two Tech Talks on Thursday 28 February at Mineral House. The first talk on the JORC code will be presented by Dr Jacqui Coombes and commences at 2:30pm. The second talk will be presented by Professor Adrian Pearce on the Mining Industry 4.0 (MI4) CRC bid, commencing at 4pm. Tickets to ...

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