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What is the National Engineering Register?

The National Engineering Register (NER) has been created by Engineers Australia to provide a means of presenting registered engineers and their services to the public. It also provides assurance to consumers that engineers engaged from the NER meet the high standards of professionalism expected in the engineering profession.

Join the Register

Do you want to join the NER? Registrants on the NER will need to confirm the following eligibility criteria:

  • a recognised qualification
  • relevant professional practice
  • currency of continuing professional development (CPD)
  • the benefit of Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII)
  • a commitment to ethical practice

Join now (EA members)

If you are an existing Engineers Australia member, please log in using your current EA ID to complete your online registration.

Join now (Non members)

In order to join the National Engineering Register you will first need to create an NER specific EA ID, which can be done by clicking on the link above. Once you have your EA ID you will then progress to the payment page and be able to finalize your NER registration.

Please note: This enhanced service replaces the National Professional Engineering Register (NPER), the National Engineering Technologists Register (NETR) and the National Engineering Associates Register (NEAR).

Already on the Register?

Do you need to add an Area of Practice? Start the process today.

For further information refer to our Application Guidelines and Areas of Practice, visit our Documents, forms and supporting links section.

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Pathway to RPEQ

Registered professional engineers are eligible for registration with the Board of Professional Engineers Queensland. It is expected that the NER will also be accepted for registration purposes in Victoria when the expanded legislation is introduced in 2016.

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Do you want to locate an Engineering Professional?

The NER is available to everyone and allows consumers to search for a qualified engineering professional by name, area of practice and geographic location.

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Important - Please read


By being registered on the National Engineering Register, you consent to personal information being available to the general public. In accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the personal information will include some or all of the following: your name, category, grade and title of membership in addition to the relevant engineering college and Chartered status. The register may also include your state/territory, suburb, postcode, professional address (including your phone number if applicable) and email address (if applicable).

If you do not consent to your personal details being used in this way, telephone Engineers Australia on 1300 653 113 or access myPortal to alter your preferences.  You can also choose not to be registered on the NER.

Click here for a copy of Engineers Australia's Privacy Policy.


The contents of the National Engineering Register are provided for information purposes only. Engineers Australia makes no statement, representation, or warranty about the accuracy, suitability or completeness of any information contained in this register or which is incorporated into it by reference.

Engineers Australia disclaims all responsibility and all liability (including, without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages and costs you might incur as a result of the information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason. The information on the National Engineering Register is provided on the basis that all persons accessing the register undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its contents.

Engineers Australia disclaims all liability for any damages arising from your access to or use of any information or part thereof on this register.

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For further applicant information, please visit the Documents, forms and support links page.