Welcome to the Oceania Region

We represent nearly 2000 Institution members across Australia, New Zealand, Papa New Guinea and beyond, providing support and putting you in touch with what you need from your Institution.

We also work with other engineering institutions to raise the profile of engineering in this region – have a look at our events page for more details. We have mutual agreements with Engineers AustraliaInstitution of Professional Engineers New Zealand and other international institutions; see specific country information pages for further information.

If you do not see your location listed and would like to arrange future events locally or to get involved as a volunteer, please contact the regional chair.


The Australian Branch is very active with each state organising events and an active Young Members Section covering the country. Please see the country pages for more information. 


For general details, and information on events and the country representitive please see the country specific pages for information. In 2012 a series of member engagement meetings took place across New Zealand, a report and associated results from surveys and members can be found here.


Members in Papua New Guinea are part of the wider Australian Branch, to contact your local representative and find out what is going on please see the country pages for more information. 


Get Involved

If you would like to come along to an event, please check below for all events in the Oceania Region. Or check the specific country pages for further information. If you want to receive reminders and invites to events please check your account details are up to date.

If you want to volunteer, and count this towards your CPD requirements, there are numerous ways to get involved. There are spaces at all levels or experience and responsibility throughout the Oceania Region. Each local committee is always looking for new volunteers to help with events, mentors for formal MPDS and informal mentoring and interviewers for Professional interviews.

Please get in touch, details on the Contact Us section.


Furthest South Engineering Heritage Award

In January 2014 the Oceania Region committee and the New Zealand county representative hosted the 91st Engineering Heritage Award presentation in Dunedin at the southerly tip of the South Island.  The award was made for the Armstrong Disappearing Gun, the only fully-restored example of this type of gun still in its original emplacement.  

Future Oceania Young Leaders

In late 2013 the North East Asia Region hosted the EngNow 360 leadership conference. This was a four day event with the focus of empowering the next generation of Young Engineering Leaders. Held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, it was attended by over 400 people.
The Oceania region was represented by eight volunteers, including the Oceania Region Chairman and Oceania Young Member Rep. EngNow360 had three distinct activities; the 2013 Pan-Asia-Pacific Region Speak Out for Engineering Final, a Design Competition to improve the world of the Visually Impaired, and a two day lecture series focussed on leadership. There is a write up in the Australian Branch News Bulletin 169, and some pictures below;
The International Strategy Board has pencilled in Spain to host the next EngNow event in 2015 - watch this space!

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    03 March 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    UniSA, Building MM1-05 - Adelaide
    his presentation will show how important new materials and their associated manufacturing processes are to the performance and capabilities of the modern aviation engine.
    Industry: Aerospace materials and structures
  • Event Type: Social Event
    05 March 2015 19:00 to 20:00
    Chloe's Bar - Melbourne CBD
    Social Networking with your fellow engineers, a fresh way of meeting other members and engineers. An opportunity to find out about pathways to professional registration, mentoring and networking.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    16 March 2015 19:00 to 21:00
    Ira Raymond Exhibition Room - Adelaide
    Our distinguished speaker, who joined the RAAF in 1947, flew 105 combat missions in Mustangs in the Korean War will talk about the development of the Mustang, its importance in World War II and his own experiences which included leading an RAAF acrobatic team.
    Industry: Defence & Government Services
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    17 March 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    Engineers Australia - Adelaide
    If we replaced all the fossil fueled power stations of the Australian national electricity market by commercially available renewable energy systems, how reliable would the renewable electricity supply system be? Dr. Mark Diesendorf will discuss the answers to these questions, encouraging a renewable energy future in terms of reliability and economics.
    Industry: Energy Environment & Sustainability
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    19 March 2015 18:00 to 20:00
    Engineers Australia - Adelaide
    This presentation will deal with the quantification of asset risks so that they can be ranked
    Industry: Safety & Reliability
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