G’day All Gold Panners,
Saturday 16 February the 2019 Australian Gold Panning Championships. Final preparations are being put into place for the event.

This year, Fosterville Gold Mine has come on board as our major sponsor. This support along with continued support from our previous sponsors, has enabled us to purchase 5 additional panning bays, so we will now be running heats of 20 panners!

Pre-registration – Due to the volume of entries received last year, we have initiated pre-registration for the event. This option will guarantee panners a place within the heats. It also greatly aids in heat scheduling. Please email and notify us of the categories you wish to enter and the number of attempts you want to take. We will continue to take registrations on the day however please ensure that you get there early.

Total Fire Ban Policy – Its highly unlikely, however in the event that a Total Fire Ban is issued for the area on the day of the championships, the event will be postponed to later date. We will be monitoring the weather forecast closer to the day and will keep you informed of any changes.

New Panners – For those who are thinking of attending or will be participating for the first time, we have a novice category and plenty of skilled panners willing to give you some tips. There is also a free practice panning bay where you can find your own gold.

Lucky Strike Gold Prospecting will have a marquee there on the day for all your prospecting needs.

We look forward to seeing you there on the day.

Marcus Binks
President VGA

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After some changes, we have our official website running again. Welcome! for this reason we have not yet been able to upload the summary of the WGA meeting 2018, here you have it:

Summary of the AGM 2018 (1)

We take this opportunity to inform you that the Communication Report 2018 that was presented during the meeting is also available in this link:

AGM 2018



Welcome to the new worldwide home of gold panning!
We have a new website, also the design has become modern.

As a recognized world network for national gold panning clubs and associations, the World Goldpanning Association promotes panning and prospecting in the spirit of peace, understanding and fair play.

World Goldpanning Championships 2018

The new world champions have been determined. Thanks to the organizers for a great world goldpanning championship in Hodruša-Hámre. Thank you to the staff and helpers.

Even if you couldn’t be there this year, we have the pictures of the day online for you.
You can also view the results of each category online. Visit the official website.

Here is the link to the photo album of the World Championship.

Pictures Opening day Monday

Pictures Competition day Tuesday

Pictures Competition day Wednesday

Pictures  Competition day Thursday

Pictures Competition day Friday

Pictures Competition day Finalday

Pictures Award Ceremony

World Goldpanning Championships Website .