Welcome to the Australian Branch
The Australian Branch comprises Panels in the larger States of New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland and provides support for regional activity in the Australian Capital Territory (by NSW), the Northern Territory (by QLD), Tasmania (by VIC) and Papua New Guinea (by Branch). Branch Contact Details.
The worldwide membership of IMechE is approximately 106,000 with 1421 members in the Australian/Papua New Guinea Branch. There has been a 2.97% increase in the last twelve months in Australasia. During the period up to December 2013 membership figures have increased in Australia & PNG by 41 members. Thus giving a total in the Panels/States are as follows:
- ACT 24(29) loss 5
- New South Wales Panel 289 (310) loss 21
- Papua New Guinea 5 (5) no change
- Queensland Panel 294 (281) gain 13
- South Australia Panel 108 (114) loss 6
- Tasmania 14 (14) no change
- Victoria Panel 326 (324) gain 2
- Western Australia Panel 362 (306) gain 56
- Northern Territory 4 (2) gain 2
Numbers in brackets represent December 2012
For details of the mutual recognition arrangements with Engineers Australia select Country Information.
The News Bulletin is issued in hard copy 3 times a year to members in Australia and PNG with a valid mailing address. The News Bulletin is also emailed to members and back issues can be found online here.
The News Bulletin editor is looking for interesting articles for the next edition. Copy should be sent directly to the editor in your last News Bulletin. Copy should be provided to Matt Springer
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Are your details up to date in your account? If you are unsure log in to www.imeche.org and check your profile. Please fill address field as your suburb. NB a city is not required as well as a suburb. Address field 5 should be reserved for you state and should be expressed as ACT, NT, NSW, QLD, SA, WA and TAS.
Most Panels in the Australian Branch conduct joint meetings with Engineers Australia and other learned societies. Engineers Australia is rolling out webcasts of technical presentations on their websites. These can be viewed to aid your professional development.
Membership for Mechanical Engineering Students is free
On line application form for Affiliate membership is available on the website
Australian Young Members
2014 is set to be a year of growth in Young Members and engagement with Young Members, with more events, content and development opportunities. The Year starts with the - #Engtravaganza weekend in combination with the Australian Branch AGM.
2013 was the year of resurgence for Young Members in Australia! We had our inaugural annual Young Members event - Engtravaganza weekend in combination with the Australian Branch AGM. This year that was a trip to Gold Coast's Dreamworld, with a behind-the-scenes tour. (Check out the photos on our Facebook page). More events are being planned around the country.
We also have a growing Australia Young Member committee, check out what is going on this year and who is representing you, and how to get involved.
The Australian Young Members have an active Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Current and Future Events
Please click the event heading for further information.
Event Type: Technical visit
01 February 2017 11:00 to 13:00
School of Mechanical Engineering - Adelaide
In an age of advanced computer simulation and analytical modelling capabilities, the need to validate key findings in near-real scale wind tunnel conditions has not diminished. The provision of a large wind tunnel testing capability at the University of Adelaide has become a key part of many different Mechanical Engineering research disciplines.
The presentation will incorporate a first-hand walk-through of the wind tunnel research laboratory.
Industry: Energy transfer & thermofluid mechanics
Event Type: Technical visit
16 March 2017 14:30 to 16:00
Synergy - Naval Base
Tour of Synergy's Kwinana Power Station to see the most efficient open cycle gas turbines in Western Australia
Industry: Power & energy
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