• Courtesy of BASF

The Australian Centre for Geomechanics initiated the series of international seminars on Paste and Thickened Tailings (P&TT) in 1999. Since then the seminars have become an influential and respected annual event which provides an excellent forum to bring together tailings and mine waste practitioners from around the world.

The ACG is proud to host the 21st International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings in Perth, 11-13 April 2018. This seminar represents a valuable opportunity for academics, designers, practitioners, consultants, and suppliers to discuss best practice and improved methods and technology, all with an emphasis on safety, efficiency, and environmental impact.

Click here to view the registration brochure.

To view the list of attending companies, click here.

  • More than 140 P&TT practitioners have already registered to attend. View the list of attending companies here.
  • We are thrilled that BASF is the seminar’s Principal Sponsor.
  • Have you registered to attend the seminar’s associated workshops? Click here.







  • Thickening and filtration
  • Depositional practices and experiences
  • Transportation
  • Beach profiles
  • Geotechnical aspects
  • Backfill
  • Operational experiences
  • Operations and options
  • New developments