At Amalgamated Prospectors and Leaseholders Association (APLA) , your privacy is of paramount importance to us.

We recognise that your personal information is important to you and share your concerns about how information is collected, used and shared.

Amalgamated Prospectors and Leaseholders Association (APLA) is committed to safeguarding your personal information and will always handle your personal information securely and carefully. Amalgamated Prospectors and Leaseholders Association (APLA) is committed to complying with all applicable Australian Privacy Laws and ensures that our volunteer or any hired staff are aware of their obligations. The following should give you a greater understanding on how we collect and use customer information.

Why we collect information includes:

  • To deliver membership services or products to you.
  • To complete other transactions with you or on your behalf.
  • To better understand your requirements and preferences.
  • Improve our membership services.
  • Provide offers that are of greater interest or benefit to you.

How and where we collect this information:

  • Membership registration.
  • When you order services or products, particularly when delivery is required.
  • Newsletters, discussions boards and forums.

What we collect

  • The personal information we collect is in most cases supplied by you when you join APLA as a member, request our newsletter or provide feedback to us. Such as;
  • Name
  • Address
  • Delivery address
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Transaction information.

We may collect information that is not personally identifiable for internal analysis and for the purpose measuring and ascertaining and interpreting both public and subscriber interest in web site content, we also measure web site traffic and such other demographic information as may be required for internal review, we do not disclose this information with external sources for commercial purposes.

Who we may share your information with

We may disclose personal information to government authorities as required by law. In these circumstances, APLA will ensure that these third parties undertake to protect your privacy. In any event we will not rent, sell, share or knowingly disclose your personal information to third parties.


If you would like access, update or remove your personal information, use our Contact Us Form or write to Secretary APLA PO Box 2570 Boulder WA 6432. We require written requests as in many cases this assists us to verify your identity.

Direct marketing

APLA does not undertake direct marketing it only sends information to members that has been requested.


From time to time and in line with customer expectations and legislative changes, our privacy policies and procedures will be reviewed and, if appropriate, updated. See out Security Policy page

Benefits of becoming an APLA member.

Becoming a member of APLA has many advantages.The Key benefit is that APLA fights for Members,  ALL Prospectors and  ALL Leaseholder's rights at Forums like the Resource Industry Consultative Committee (Formerly - Mining Industry Liason Council) and by representation to Government Departments and Political Bodies.
APLA members also 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 when they are prospecting as an amateur legally. (See the Terms and Conditions relating to Public Liability Insurance!)

Postal Address is PO Box 2570 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 $110pa. Family (2 adults and 2 kids under 16) $150pa, Pensioner $80pa, Pensioner Couple $110pa...Join Now!
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