Energy & Resources Law Association (formerly AMPLA Ltd) was founded by a group of lawyers passionate to bring professionals working across the energy and resources space together; to learn from one another, share experiences and exchange information.

Now running for over 40 years and with over 1,000 current members, it’s become the peak industry body, providing a forum to network, discuss, debate and have access to quality education and development through:

  • Energy & Resources Law's world class annual conference
  • Face-to-face individually hosted local events
  • A series of monthly, quarterly and annual webinars
  • The Australian Resources & Energy Law Journal (ARELJ)
  • Our example legal documents referenced by practicing energy and resources professionals

Energy & Resources Law has become the professional, thriving organisation it is today thanks to the dedication of not only its four founders, Michael Crommelin AO, Bill Leslie, Doug Williamson RFD QC and Robin Chambers, but hundreds of other generous contributors.

To promote technical excellence, education, innovation and collaboration in the law on energy, resources, renewables and commodities.

Internationally recognised peak body and professional association for energy, resources, renewables and commodities law.

Energy & Resources Law:

  • Offers a unique blend of education, innovation and connection to our members
  • Supports a diverse membership across a range of disciplines
  • Assists members to enhance their career development
  • Promotes collaboration and connection between professionals
  • Collegiality

We come together as colleagues to learn and engage with each other


  • Integrity

We are open, transparent, and accountable, both individually and collectively

  • Diversity

We respect each other and value our individual and cultural differences


  • Innovation

We strive to think boldly, have the courage to change, and deliver quality in everything we do

  • Service

We put our Members at the core of everything we do


  • One Team

We work together, respectfully, delivering value to members

Energy & Resources Law members are keen to learn more about energy, renewables and resources law. From junior associates to eminent lawyers and leading experts, our members have a vested interest in this space and work across all sectors:

  • In house
  • Private practice
  • Government
  • Land councils
  • Regulators

We are about experts educating experts with all those involved doing so on a volunteer basis because of their passion for the sector.

We provide educational content that’s driven by the needs of practising resources and energy lawyers and industry professionals.

We don’t undertake lobbying or advocacy, though we do contribute, at both national and state levels, to reviews of legislation and regulations, as well as government guidelines and practice notes.

We have local committees in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. Each of these committees hosts educational seminars and workshops throughout the year, with Queensland and Western Australia also hosting one-day conferences.

Become a member today and join over 1,000 other energy, resources and renewables legal professionals