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.

Australia Membership

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 
Engineers Australia

For details of the mutual recognition arrangements with Engineers Australia select Country Information.

News Bulletin

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

Bulletin Editor.


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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 lecture
    24 August 2017 18:00 to 19:30
    RMIT Room 80.04.018 - Melbourne
    This presentation will cover Objectives and Principals of Asset Management and how companies are benefitting from Wood Group’s rich experience in this field.
    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: Competition event
    21 September 2017 17:30 to 20:00
    The Leadership Hub - Melbourne
    Do a twenty-minute presentation on any topic that has mechanical engineering content and you could win cash prizes.
    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
  • Event Type: Seminar
    16 October 2017 08:00 to 20 October 2017 16:00
    The Institution of Chemical Engineer's (IChemE) flagship process safety course covers the fundamentals and aims to provide an understanding of the key principles of process safety and its management. Drawing upon examples and case studies from a range of sectors, this practical, workshop-focussed programme references the framework of the IChemE Safety Centre: knowledge and competence, engineering and design, systems and procedures, assurance, human factors, and culture.
    Industry: Safety & reliability
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