South West Branch

Please Note:

Until Further Notice, all APLA-organised events and meetings have been suspended.

This is to comply with the current Social Distancing directives and for the health and safety of our members.

The South West Branch of APLA is one of the newest branches in WA being established on Wednesday 25th June 2014.

If you live in the South West and enjoy the outdoors, gold prospecting, fossicking on the beach or in old mill towns we would like you to come and join us like-minded people so that we may all enjoy this great occupation called prospecting.

Meeting dates for 2020.

(Fourth Wednesday of every Second Month at the Capel Golf Club at 7:00pm - $5 Includes Supper)

February 26

April 22

June 24

August 26

October 28


Branch Camp

30 May - 1 June 2020 Long Weekend. Members Only


Field Day

Field Day will be held on the 22nd March 2020 at the Dardanup Aero Modelling Club Panizza Rd Dardanup.

Open to public and members. Stalls, displays and talks. Competition and Raffle. Contact Judith 0428385457

South West Branch Contacts

- Contact for the SW APLA branch is President David Birch  0458341206
South West Branch Executives






David Birch



Tom Cousins

 Vice President  Neil Atkins  0405112263  


Judith Smith



Denise Hough

08 97914344


Judith Smith



David Birch



Brad Fowler



Keith Flynn

Brad Fowler

Michelle Fowler




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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