About Us

AMPLA; Celebrating 40 Years of Empowering Resources and Energy Lawyers

Established in 1976, AMPLA is a not-for-profit association established to to advance the knowledge of law associated with the Resources and Energy sector. Over recent years the interests of AMPLA have extended to also include climate change, emissions trading, the environment, and native title.

Each year AMPLA holds an Annual Conference that is recognised as the premier resources and energy law conference in Australia and throughout the Asian region and is attended by delegates from across the globe.

The Association has Branches in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory that host educational masterclasses, seminars and workshops throughout the year, with Queensland and Western Australia also hosting State Branch Conferences.

To further enhance it's educational program AMPLA also;

  • funds research
  • offers a number of university course prizes
  • provides lectures and short form tertiary courses in conjunction with university law schools.

The flagship publication of AMPLA, the Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal (AREL) is published three times a year in association with the Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law of The University of Western Australia, the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law of The University of Melbourne, and The School of Law of The University of Waikato.

AMPLA is governed by a National Board of Directors.