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: Talk or debate
    26 July 2017 17:30 to 19:00
    Brisbane Square Library - Brisbane
    They say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’ Presentation is an art form, and the beholder is the audience. In this seminar, management consultant Michael Hollewand shares his perspectives and tips in the art of presenting gained over 30 years in a wide range of forums as student, engineer, manager, adviser, teacher and keynote speaker. The session will be interactive with the opportunity for attendees to discuss and debate perspectives and experiences.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    27 July 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    Collaboration Lounge - Clayton
    A presentation from Monash Motorsport (MMS), including details of their 2016 European Campaign and schedule for 2017.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Competition event
    17 August 2017 17:30 to 20:00
    Harrick's Auditorium (Chatswood) - Chatswood NSW 2067
    Speak Out For Engineering: NSW Competition - Audience Required! Thursday 17th August 2017. 17:30 for 18:00 start. Engineers Australia Harricks Auditorium (Chatswood)
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    30 August 2017 17:45 to 20:30
    L17, 141 Walker St, North Sydney - North Sydney
    To provide an insight into the current landscape of engineering within Australia, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is proud to present our annual Industry Night. We have assembled a panel of leading subject matter experts from the Rail, Building Services, Water, Oil and Gas and Aerospace industries to give you an insight into what’s currently hot in the world of mechanical engineering.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    11 October 2017 16:30 to 19:00
    BAE Systems Henderson - Henderson
    Join us on a site visit that will include a full tour of the facility including shiplift, fabricating workshops, and loadout wharfs.
    Industry: Manufacturing
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