Engineers Australia Queensland Division – Townsville regional group

Serving our members and the engineering profession in the Townsville region.

About the Townsville regional group

The Regional Groups throughout Queensland perform an important function in Engineers Australia's strategic role to provide state-wide advocacy, support and professional development opportunities for our members.

The Townsville Regional Group is one of the most energetic and proactive committees, offering a comprehensive calendar of events and programs for local engineers including professional development opportunities, networking and social activities plus raising awareness of Engineering as a career. These opportunities and activities aim to be relevant, interesting, thought provoking and inexpensive for Regional Engineers across all disciplines of engineering.

Each year the Townsville Regional Group plans to hold:

  • Four professional development seminars
  • A number of networking events
  • Two construction site visits
  • Engagement opportunities with James Cook University and local schools.

For anyone interested in being involved with this progressive Townsville Regional Group, it meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

We value

  • Pursuit of knowledge and exchange of ideas
  • Commitment to professional and ethical standards
  • The accomplishments of our members
  • Sustainability of engineering outcomes.

Our role

  • Advance the science of engineering
  • Cultivate lifelong learning by our members
  • Welcome a diverse engineering workforce
  • Celebrate excellence in engineering outcomes
  • Drive adherence to economic, social, and environmental values
  • Draw inspiration and knowledge from our engineering heritage
  • Uphold the integrity of the profession
  • Take the lead in advocacy for the profession.

Townsville regional group committee

Simon Hickey
0434 331 218

Vice Chair
Tara-Lee Macarthur
0420 246 567

Immediate Past Chair
Don McPhail
0401 252 898

Lachlan Plumb
0417 069 857

Assistant Secretary
Cosmin Ghebosu
0488 183 647

Media Liaison
Thomas Bainbridge
0424 520 188

Assistant Media Liaison
Emma King
0410 302 662


  • Engineers Australia
  • @EngAustralia - 10 hours hence
ICYMI Engineers using #BigData system to support predictive maintenance
  • Engineers Australia
  • @EngAustralia - 7 hours hence
Quick Chat with Young Professional Engineer of the Year Stephen Bornstein
  • Engineers Australia
  • @EngAustralia - 6 hours hence
RT @Data61news: Great question from Melissa Jovic - "Do you agree with @EngAustralia that it's time for industry and gov to adopt targets t…
  • Engineers Australia
  • @EngAustralia - 6 hours hence
RT @AdrianMacHunter: Proud to be inducted as a Fellow with @EngAustralia and continue my dedication to the pursuit of #engineering excellen…
  • Engineers Australia
  • @EngAustralia - 8 hours ago
@ereharrison We advocate for a national scheme but this isn’t feasible until the majority of state implement a regi…
  • Engineers Australia
  • @EngAustralia - 9 hours ago
RT @MahsaMirmomeni: Very productive gathering of academics and industry representatives at @EngAustralia today for the @MonashUni annual Ci…
  • Engineers Australia
  • @EngAustralia - 9 hours ago
Engineers & scientists make up an expert team that's preparing to retrieve remains of fallen WWII servicemen from u…
  • Engineers Australia
  • @EngAustralia - 11 hours ago
"The Tasmanian region is small enough that it is possible to work with teams made up of the same good people from m…
  • Engineers Australia
  • @EngAustralia - 13 hours ago
How a networked system with sensors enables agricultural harvest machinery to automatically recognise its surroundi…
  • Engineers Australia
  • @EngAustralia - 15 hours ago
We want the Tasmanian Government to be an informed policymaker on engineering related matters as we launch the 201…
  • Engineers Australia
  • @EngAustralia - 15 hours ago
RT @couriermail: Looking for work? Here's where the #jobs are booming in #Queensland
  • Engineers Australia
  • @EngAustralia - 16 hours ago
Check out this helpful quiz that narrows down a career in the STEM field that suits you #DoWhatYouLove