Australia/New Zealand


The Australia/New Zealand region is a hub for engineers based across Australia and New Zealand. The region enables members across all sectors of the engineering community to connect with one another and to keep in-tune with Irish engineering developments from across the world. The region's activities are facilitated through Corporate Membership of the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce. 

Some of the events previously held by the Australia/New Zealand region include:

  • St Patrick's Conference: "Are we creating the communities we actually want to live in?"
  • Victoria International Container Terminal Project Tour
  • Women in leadership seminar
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Australia/New Zealand in the Engineers Journal

Forward thinking: How this Australian-based Irish engineer used his engineering mindset to improve road safety

'A catastrophic stroke I suffered in 2020 forced me to medically retire in July 2022, ending my 36-year career that ranged from Ronan Point and the Channel Tunnel in the UK, to workplace and vehicle safety in Australia,' writes Dan Leavy.

Ernest Macartney de Burgh: From Sandymount to Australian engineering legend

Ernest Macartney de Burgh Burgh was to become one of Australia’s most prominent engineers. His witty and likeable character, together with his engineering prowess, made him an engineering legend Down Under.

What does chronic unease look like in practice? And the techniques that best-in-class businesses use to prevent serious accidents altogether

Accidents don’t just happen when things are going badly; they often happen when things appear to be going well. Jodi Goodall, of Brady Heywood, explains the concept of chronic unease in high hazard industries like quarrying, and how it can be applied in practice.

Serious accidents, mine safety and High Reliability Organisations: Revisiting the key messages from the Brady Review

Jodi Goodall, of Brady Heywood, reviews some of the key concepts and learnings that arose out of a comprehensive review of fatal accidents in Queensland mines and quarries released in early 2020 – and why quarries should heed those learnings.

How organisations miss warning signs: Inside the Pike River tragedy

The methane gas issues at Pike River mine were well known, so why didn’t senior management and the board heed them and act? In this article, Sean Brady explores the organisational lessons from the disaster.

The heat is on: DCU student engineers aiming to shine in World Solar Challenge Down Under

The World Solar Challenge – from October 20-27, 2023 – is the world’s most prestigious and challenging race of electric vehicles, powered only by the energy of the sun. Traversing 3,000km from Darwin to Adelaide, teams comprise of tertiary and secondary students from more than 30 countries, who together with their support team, achieve greatness by engineering and building a vehicle with their own hands and powering it across some of the world's most challenging landscape.



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