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 105,000 with 1383 members in the Australian/Papua New Guinea Branch. There has been a 2.22% increase in the last twelve months in Australasia. During the period up to the November 2012 membership figures have increased in Australia & PNG by 30 members. Thus giving a total in the Panels/States are as follows:
- ACT 29(28) gain 1
- New South Wales Panel 310(293) gain 17
- Papua New Guinea 5 (51) loss 46
- Queensland Panel 280 (225) gain 55
- South Australia Panel 113 (148) loss 35
- Tasmania 13 (13) no change
- Victoria Panel 324 (326) loss 2
- Western Australia Panel 307 (260) gain 47
- Northern Territory 2 (4) loss 2
Numbers in brackets represent October 2011
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
2013 is 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 and then the rest of the day spend on the rides. (Check out the photos on our Facebook page). More events are being planned around the country.
We also have a brand new 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.
*TBC | 18 June 2013 17:00 to 19:00
The South Australian panel as part of the JTP program are organising a technical lecture on "Propulsion systems of Submarines'.
Hosted by the IET
Industry sector: Defence & Government Services.
Harrick's Auditorium (Chatswood) | 20 June 2013 18:00 to 20:00
Improvements to Geothermal Electricity Generation
Harrick's Auditorium, Chatswood, NSW
20/Jun/2013 !8:00 for 18:30
Industry sector: Renewable power.
Bombardier Transportation Australia | 27 June 2013 17:15 to 19:00
Site visit to Bombardier Transportation
Date: Thursday 27 June 2013
Address: 35-45 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Dandenong
Time: 17:15 pm to 19:00
Industry sector: Railway.
Main Entrance WA Maritime Museum | 07 July 2013 09:50 to 12:00
The tour will comprise a 30-minute guided tour of the Robert Steele Steam Machinery Exhibition followed by a 45-minute of the WA Maritime Museum Victoria Quay.
Industry sector: Non Industry Specific.
*TBC | 16 July 2013 17:00 to 20:00
The South Australian panel as part of the JTP program are organising a technical visit to Tinto Solar Panels
Hosted by the IEEE
Industry sector: Energy Environment & Sustainability.