APLA maintains that prospecting is both our heritage and our future.

APLA was formed in 1904 at a gold-rush site south of Kalgoorlie-Boulder by amalgamating a number of existing prospecting groups into one representative body with the aim to protect and further the interests of prospectors .

Now over a century later we haven't lost sight of the aims of our founders. APLA is a peak industry group in Western Australia and is well recognised nationally as a key player in the prospecting and mining industries. Read more about APLA...

How to use the APLA website.

Members can Login and have access to APLA’s member information as well as share their experiences and stories in our Blog. New visitors to our site are welcome to browse. New members are welcome to Join APLA and get access to the Members area. Why not watch our short video which explains how to get the most from the APLA site.

Benefits of becoming an APLA member.

Becoming a member of APLA has many advantages. APLA members get a free subscription to the regular online magazine as well as invitations to Association events and training. APLA members go on bush camps and prospecting trips. Financial APLA Members are covered by $20million Public Liability Insurance automatically.

APLA's location is;

Cnr Lane St and Piesse Sts Boulder WA 6432.

There are five APLA Branches in WA - Perth, Mandurah, Bunbury, Albany and Kalgoorlie for your convenience and access to experienced members.

Membership Costs are minor compared to the benefits - Full Member $70pa. Family (2 adults and 2 kids under 16) $110pa, Pensioner $50pa, Pensioner Couple $70pa...Join Now!

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