Engineers Australia National Conferences

National Conferences

What's On:

17th Australian International Aerospace Congress 26 February - 2 March 2017
International Women's Day 8-9 March 2017
Australian Construction Achievement Award 4 May 2017
Coasts & Ports 2017 21-23 June 2017
Asia Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering (APCBME) /
Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference (ABEC)
17-19 July 2017
Project Controls Conference 20-22 September 2017
Australasian Engineering  Heritage Conference 10-13 October 2017
Engineering Sustainable Cities – 2017 SENG Conference 18-19 October 2017
16th Australasian Tunnelling Society Conference 30 October - 1 November 2017
13th Hydraulics in Water Engineering Conference 13-16 November 2017
9th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics 23-26 November 2017


The National Events Team for Engineers Australia works in consultation with College Boards, National Committees, National Panels, Technical Societies and Special Interest Groups as well as with internal stakeholders to deliver over 50-60 international and national conferences, more than 50 award programs including 5 gala awards, the national eminent speaker series', seminars and SIG events.

The conference program averages 20 conferences a year, ranging from annual conferences of 60-750 managed in-house through to major international congresses of more than a 1000 delegates. It works in partnership with other kindred bodies and seeks to further the engineering profession by delivering high level CPD to its members and associates through exceptional meeting management. Events are managed by the highly experienced National Events Team internally as well as with professional conference organisers.

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 17th Australian International Aerospace Congress

The Australian International Aerospace Congress (AIAC) series is the preeminent aerospace forum in the region and is held in conjunction with the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.
The Seventeenth in the series, AIAC17 and its participating Conferences and Associated events, has been organised to provide significant technical and business opportunities for aerospace professionals worldwide, but particularly for those in the Australasian region.
When: 26 February - 2 March 2017
Where: Melbourne, Victoria

International Women's Day

Engineers Australia will be hosting several International Women’s Day celebrations around the country in March.

Each event will celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present and future. Keep posted for more information.

When: 8-9 March 2017
Where: Various locations

Australian Construction Achievement Award

The Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA) showcases and highlights the innovation and project skills of the best construction projects, delivered by the nation’s very best construction companies.

Now in its 20th year this prestigious award is the most significant annual event for the construction industry. The ACAA is supported by the industry’s leading constructors, manufacturers, professionals and industry partners.

When: 4 May 2017
Where: Sydney

 Coasts & Ports 2017

The Coasts & Ports Conference series is the pre-eminent forum in the Australasian region for professionals to meet and discuss issues extending across all disciplines related to coasts and ports.

The conference theme "Working with Nature" reflects the increasing recognition of the need to design and operate projects from a perspective that places the natural environment at the forefront of the project, to benefit the community and nature.

Coasts & Ports 2017 will bring together engineers, planners, scientists and researchers to Cairns, to focus on the technological, scientific, policy, planning and design issues related to our diverse and developing coasts.

When: 21-23 June 2017
Where: Cairns, Queensland

Asia Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering (APCBME) / Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference (ABEC)

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Biomedical Engineering is an integral part of modern health care. Biomedical Engineering teams bring their skills to a broad range of fields ranging from Clinical Engineering managing all aspects of the health technology lifecycle; Rehabilitation Engineering taking lead roles as front line clinicians in assessment, design and manufacture of assistive technology for people with disabilities; engineers and technicians in industry developing and manufacturing medical devices; and leading or supporting standards development, review and implementation across the health care sector; through to researchers working closely with other clinicians or industry partners to develop new technologies and procedures.

When: 17-19 July 2017
Where: Sydney, Australia

Project Controls Conference

Project owners, contractors and the wider community all benefit when capital projects are delivered on time, within budget, safely, and with the required quality. Across Australia, especially in NSW, the engineering profession is in the middle of an explosion in infrastructure spending with a circa $70 billion spend planned over the next 5 to 10 years. With this surge in investment, alongside significant opportunity, comes the well-known risk of cost and time overruns. Project Controls is a central part of the solution here, encompassing as it does, all the competencies for control of cost and time, including estimating, budgeting, planning, scheduling, trend analysis, risk management, change control, forecasting and, most of all, effective and transparent communication. This conference will provide you with insights from case study examples, workshops, and training opportunities, together with access to software and consulting providers who will present their developments, and opportunities for you to network and promote ideas to enhance Project Controls within your region.

When: 20 – 22 September 2017
Where: Sydney, Australia

Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference

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The 19th Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference will explore the theme Putting Water to Work. From the steam power that opened Australia’s inland waterways to navigation in the 19th century to the nation-building irrigation and water supply schemes that capitalised on Australia’s most precious resource. This conference is great opportunity to explore Australia’s rich engineering history.

When: 10-13 October 2017
Where: Mildura, Victoria

Engineering Sustainable Cities – 2017 SENG Conference

The conference will provide a forum to debate and discuss sustainability and climate issues affecting Australian cities. Themes and presentations will focus on Engineering solutions for urban and transport planning, energy efficiency, waste management, economics and climate risk.

When: 18-19 October 2017
Where: Melbourne, Victoria

16th Australasian Tunnelling Society Conference

'Challenging Underground Space: Bigger, Better, More' is the theme for the 16th Australasian Tunnelling Conference. Expand your thinking with practical and invited presentations focussing on latest developments, innovations and project case studies on the use of underground space.

When: 30 October – 1 November 2017
Where: Sydney, NSW
Website: Coming Soon

13th Hydraulics in Water Engineering Conference

Engineers Australia and the National Committee on Water Engineering will be hosting the13th Hydraulics in Water Engineering Conference in Sydney this November. The Conference will cover all aspects of Hydraulics and Engineering from applied, riverine and coastal hydraulics to numerical methods, hydraulic structures and infrastructure.

When: 13-16 November 2017
Where: Sydney, NSW

9th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics

The 9th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM) aims to provide an international forum for researchers, industry practitioners, engineers and postgraduate scholars to promote, exchange and disseminate recent findings on contemporary and wide-ranging topics in Applied Mechanics.

When: 23-26 November 2017
Where: Sydney, NSW