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.

Oceania Regional Election – Announcement

Elections for the positions of Chair and Young Member representative for the Institution’s Oceania Region are taking place in 2015.  The nomination period has now closed, and voting for the position of Oceania Region Chair will take place throughout April.

In Oceania, the position of Young Member Representative will be elected unopposed.

Candidate for Young Member Representative (Elected unopposed)  

  • Amy Lezala CEng MIMechE

We are pleased to announce that there are three Candidates for the position of Oceania Region Chair, details as follows:

Candidates for Region Chair (voting to take place during April)

  • Simon Fleisher CEng FIMechE

  • Ian D Mash CEng FIMechE

  • Winston Miskelly CEng FIMechE

Please take a few moments to examine the below papers to see details for the candidates for the post of Region Chair for the Oceania Region. You can also read details of the elected Region Young Member Representative, including a policy statement for her time in position.


Voting for the candidates for the Region Chair position opens on 1 April 2015 and will close on 1 May 2015. All members eligible to vote have been sent an email (or letter, where applicable) and within this email there is a unique link which you can click on to cast your vote. Please refer back to this email to vote in this election. 

Any attempt to vote more than once will be detected. There is a system of preferential voting in place so you must enter your order of preference 1, 2, 3 etc. You must indicate your preference with numbers, rather than ticking or crossing the boxes, otherwise your voting paper will be invalidated.

If you decide to print out the election papers and vote by post instead, you must ensure that postal votes are received c/o APT, Stratum House, Stafford Park 10, Telford, TF3 3AB United Kingdom by 1 May 2015. Voting online will close at 12pm BST on 1 May 2015.

If you have any questions about the process, please email international@imeche.org.

We look forward to your participation in this years' Region elections. 


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!

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