Field Trip: Engineering Geology of Perth – An Introduction

In April 2024, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the International Association from Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG), the AGS WA Chapter will be hosting a field trip; Engineering Geology of Perth – An Introduction.

This field trip aims to educate and inform practitioners on the varying geological conditions in Perth.

Various rock and soil formations will be viewed from Archaean to Quaternary in age. Our fieldwork leaders will provide an interpretation of the geological history, extent and features of each formation, along with the construction hazards and opportunities associated with them.

We will visit an iconic beach location where many of the features of Tamala Limestone can be seen. Lunch will be held at a winery under cliffs of the Guildford Formation. We will also visit a historic quarry location where the laterite, weathering, defects and intrusions that are common across inland WA can be seen.

Localities have been selected to represent some of the most common and variable formations in the region. Attendees will be able to apply the learning across developments in greater Perth and the Darling escarpment.

The course is aimed at junior to mid-level engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers working in Perth along with practitioners of any level of experience who have recently arrived from elsewhere.

Transport to the various sites, as well as lunch, will be included.


Registration has now closed.

Engineers Australia members participating in AGS technical sessions can record attendance on their personal CPD logs. Members should refer to Engineers Australia CPD policy for details on CPD types, requirements and auditing guidelines.