The Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG) was established in 1992 to promote research and education in the field of geomechanics for Australia's extractive resource industries. The aim is to ensure safer working environments for all resources (human and capital) and to add value to this most important of Australian industries. Geomechanics: The study of the engineering behaviour of soil and rock (Geo - of the earth; Mechanics - the study of the behaviour of physical systems under the action of forces).
The ultimate goal of the ACG is the effective application in industry of the principles and practices of geomechanics by personnel with a commensurate level of training. This is achieved via research, education and training. Quality research and the subsequent transfer of developed technology will ensure that industry is aware of the latest developments in geomechanics.