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ICE Australasia

ICE Australasia supports members living and working in Australia, New Zealand and other regions in the area.

It shares knowledge, influences public infrastructure policy, and encourages innovation and excellence in the civil engineering profession.

ICE Australasia also aims to raise the profile of civil engineering by working with the media, schools and universities.

Find out more about ICE's work in Australasia, including local events, competitions and awards, the latest civil engineering news, and how you can get more involved.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

ICE regions in Australasia

We represent the interests of our international members through a dedicated platform for the following regions in Australasia.

Click on an individual region to find out more.

ICE Australia

There are around 2,340 ICE members living in Australia and working on a huge range of projects across the country.

At the heart of everything we do in Australia are the five ICE representatives and Local Associations, based in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. They help arrange learned society events, visits to ongoing engineering projects and social activities. They also play a vital role in helping to increase the profile of civil engineering.

ICE is an approved assessment entity for Registered Professional Engineer Victoria. Chartered Members of ICE are automatically eligible for registration and can apply at no cost to them. Those seeking chartership can apply at the same time as sitting their CPR or any time after that, should they pass. Alternatively there is also an option for those not seeking to become an ICE Member to sit a competency assessment for their suitability for the register. Full details are available in the Institution of Civil Engineers Assessment Scheme under the Professional Engineers Registration Act 2019.

Institution of Civil Engineers Assessment Scheme under the Professional Engineers Registration Act 2019
Apply to become a Registered Professional Engineer Victoria

ICE is an approved assessment entity for Registered Professional Engineer Queensland. Chartered Members of ICE who also hold a Washington Accord accredited degree can apply to ICE under this scheme. Applications will open shortly.

Institution of Civil Engineers Assessment Scheme under the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (Queensland)

As well as the Local Associations, there are several ICE graduate and student groups that support members working towards professional qualification. Professional Review interviews are held annually in Australia, most recently in Sydney and Perth.

Our staff based in Australia support our work in the Australasia region. This includes co-coordinating activities with our members in Australia, supporting our committees and providing membership advice. Staff also support companies running ICE training schemes in the region. For more details please contact us.

Working in Australia

If you're thinking about working in Australia, or need more information about the requirements for working there, we've put together a brief guide to help you.

Explore the sections below to learn more about opportunities available to you in Australia.

If you're considering moving to work in Australia, you will first need to ensure that you meet the relevant migration requirements for the role you intend to do. Australia’s migration criteria for civil engineers place a high emphasis on your engineering academic qualifications and their relevance to the field in which you intend to practise.

If you hold an accredited engineering degree which should be recognised under the Washington, Sydney or Dublin Accord, please make sure you state this explicitly in your visa application.

For UK courses the entry in the Engineering Council Course Search specifies under which Accord it can be recognised. Please note that if your course is listed as “CEng (requires further learning)”, then you must also hold a further learning course listed as “CEng (is further learning)” in order for it to be recognised under the Washington Accord.

For non-UK courses, please check the website of the relevant national engineering accreditation body.

If you hold one or more unaccredited courses, or your course(s) are not accredited for the level or in the area in which you intend to practise, you should expect to have to pass a Migration Skills Assessment before a visa would be granted. This assessment must be conducted by an authority approved by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs. For the occupation of Civil Engineer, this assessment has to be done by Engineers Australia. Assessment for the occupations of Civil Engineering Draftsperson or Civil Engineering Technician can be done by VETASSESS.

Please note that your MICE status or the result of an ICE academic assessment or experiential learning assessment is not recognised for migration/visa purposes.

It is a requirement of the Professional Engineers Act (Qld) that professional engineering services in Queensland — or professional engineering services carried out interstate or overseas for a Queensland-based project — are carried out by engineers registered with the Board of Professional Engineers Queensland as an RPEQ. The only exceptions are if an unregistered person carries out a professional engineering service under the direct supervision of a RPEQ who takes full professional responsibility for the service, or if the service is carried out only in accordance with a prescriptive standard.

Before you can apply for RPEQ, you must obtain a letter of assessment from an authorised assessment organisation. Engineers Australia and/or Professionals Australia are authorised to assess for most areas within the field of civil engineering , while the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (Queensland) is authorised to assess for the area of “Civil (public works)”. Membership of the relevant assessment organisation is not a prerequisite for RPEQ assessment.

As of July 2021, a similar requirement will be introduced in Victoria and in New South Wales. Western Australia is now consulting until 3 December 2020 on the registration of building engineers. Registration to practice is not required in South Australia, Tasmania, or the Northern Territory.

  • Find out more about registration in Queensland
  • Find out more about registration in Victoria
  • The parliamentary bill for registration in New South Wales was passed in June 2020. Details about the registration requirements and process for registration are not yet available.

ICE has over 2000 members living and working in Australia, a dedicated Australasia Manager, and a network of volunteer members to support you. We work closely with Engineers Australia to jointly support the wider civil engineering community. Please visit our dedicated ICE Australia page for more information on the latest events and activities.

Although Engineers Australia is the national engineering body, many of our members will continue to work towards ICE professional qualification or progress to other ICE grades whilst living and working in Australia, particularly those who only plan to stay for a limited period or intend to return to the UK or home country in due course. If you need any support or advice to progress your membership whilst in Australia please contact [email protected].

If you are currently on an ICE training agreement and have any questions about partially completing or transferring your training whilst working in Australia, please get in touch with us at [email protected] .

ICE has five active committees who help representatives organise learned society activities and respond to membership issues and enquiries in Australia.

Find out what they do and how you can get involved.

Members of the New South Wales committee come from a range of industries, giving up their time to help run the local organisation and arrange a full programme of events and activities for members.

Got a question?

If you've got a question for the committee, please contact:

e: [email protected]

You can find out more about the ICE NSW Committee, by taking a look at some of the profiles of the committee members:

- Committee Member Profiles

Stay in touch

You can keep up with the latest thoughts from the committee through social media.

Committee members
Name Position
Thomas Lee CEng FICE ICE Representative
Thomas Lee Chairperson
Jon Durnell Vice Chair/Membership Officer
Ian Wilcock Honorary Secretary
Huw Philips Publicity Officer
Adam Gaffney Events Officer
Lani Tan Treasurer
Ian Hardcastle Member
Rhys Graham Student Reresentative
Amir Vaezi Young Professionals Representative
Carol Hopper Fellowship Representative
Simon Vaux Ex Officio
Craig Burrell Ex Officio
Stephen Pascall Ex Officio

Members of the Queensland committee come from many different industries, giving up their time to help run the local organisation and arrange a full programme of events and activities for members.

Got a question?

If you've got a question for the committee, please contact:

e: [email protected]
Committee members
Name Position
Glen Miney CEng MICE ICE Representative for Queensland & Treasurer
Garry Graham Chairman
Ben Collingham Vice Chairman
Thomas Bishton Secretary
Henry Unwin Senior Membership Officer
John Lutwyche QUT University representative
Johnny Moncada Membership Officer
Andy Law Membership Officer
Steve Pitchers General Committee Member
Santiago Estrada TAFE University representative

Members of the Victoria and Tasmania committee come from many different industries, giving up their time to help run the local organisation and arrange a full programme of events and activities for members.

Got a question?

If you've got a question for the committee, please contact:

e: [email protected]

Committee members
Name Position
Anthony Bennett CEng FICE ICE Regional Representative
Richard Prust Chair
Jonathan Chew Vice chair
Stephen Wells Past chair
David Tait Hon. Secretary
Manuel Neve Hon. Treasurer
Ben Gannon Memeber
Maura Dignani Member
Pak Long Wong Member
Sarah Bailey Member

Members of the Western Australia committee come from a range of industries, giving up their time to help run the local organisation and arrange a full programme of events and activities for members.

Got a question?

If you've got a question for the committee, please contact:

e: [email protected]
Committee members
Name Position
Christopher Grant ICE Regional Representative
Matthew Jewell Chair
Wayne Leslie Vice Chair
Paul Wiseman Treasurer
David Moore Honorary Secretary
Eric Grandiger Events Coordinator
Steve Horrocks Young Professionals Coordinator
Marcus Rooney Member
Ali Sarandily Member
Anita Ferguson Member
Keith Bradshaw Member
Martin Lodge Member

Members of the South Australia committee come from many different industries, giving up their time to help run the local organisation and arrange a full programme of events and activities for members.

Got a question?

If you've got a question for the committee, please contact:

e: [email protected]
Committee members
Name Position
Melinda Lutton CEng FICE ICE Regional Representative
James Baton Chair
John Skirrow Hon. Treasurer
Greg Lutton Hon. Secretary
Jason Han Student Representative
Hardy Hu Member
Ahmed Naseem Member

ICE volunteer representatives

We have five volunteer members in Australia who help arrange ICE activities and promote our work.

Anthony Bennett CEng FICE

Regional Representative

Anthony is ICE's representative for the region including Victoria and Tasmania.

Anthony Bennett CEng FICE

Thomas Lee CEng FICE

Regional Representative

Thomas is ICE's representative for New South Wales.

Thomas Lee CEng FICE

Melinda Lutton CEng FICE

Regional Representative

Mel Lutton is assistant operations manager at Tonkin in Adelaide, South Australia, where she provides leadership across project delivery, risk management, and  operational performance.

As a principal civil engineer her expertise lies in designing sustainable floodplain infrastructure, optimising flood and stormwater management solutions, and wastewater treatment and collection.

She champions diversity and inclusion, fostering a collaborative work environment. Beyond her technical skills, Mel is a Fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and Engineers Australia, and takes every opportunity to mentor and inspire engineers.

Mel is chair of the ICE Australasia Committee, which  engages our local members, and also plays a role in helping to increase the profile of civil engineering.

She is also a Policy Fellow with ICE, where she is engaged in helping to influence industry guidelines and promote sustainable practices.

Overall, Mel is still delighted with her choice of civil engineering as a career, spanning 35 years.

Melinda Lutton CEng FICE

Glen Miney CEng MICE

Regional Representative

Glen is ICE's representative for Queensland & Northern Territory.

Glen Miney CEng MICE

Matthew Jewell CEng MICE

Regional Representative

Matthew is ICE's representative for Western Australia.

Matthew Jewell CEng MICE

If you have a query and your region is not represented above, please contact us at [email protected].

ICE New Zealand

There are around 750 ICE members living in New Zealand and working on a huge range of projects across the country.

At the heart of everything we do in New Zealand are the two ICE representatives and the Local Associations, which are based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. They help arrange events, visits to ongoing engineering projects and social activities. They also play a vital role in helping to increase the profile of civil engineering.

As well as the Local Associations, there are several ICE graduate and student groups that support members working towards professional qualification. Professional Review interviews are held annually in New Zealand, most recently in Auckland.

Our staff based in Australia support our work in the Australasia region. This includes co-ordinating activities with our members in New Zealand, supporting our committees and providing membership advice. Staff also support companies running ICE training schemes in the region. For more details please contact us.

There is an Admissions Pathway Agreement between the Engineering Council, ICE and Engineering New Zealand which provides a streamlined route to membershipfor our professionally qualified members.

Apply to ICE by this route
Apply to Engineering New Zealand by this route

If you’re living in New Zealand and have any questions, then please contact us for more information or help.

ICE has one local association in New Zealand.

Find out what they do and how you can get involved.

The New Zealand Local Association arranges events, visits to ongoing engineering projects and social activities for ICE members based in New Zealand.

This gives members opportunities to share knowledge and network with other engineering professionals.

The New Zealand Local Association is always looking for new committee members. If you have a few hours to spare we'd be pleased to have you on board. Please contact [email protected] to express your interest.

Contact: - [email protected]

Committee members
Name Position
Matthew Thomson CEng FICE ICE Regional Representative
Sam Best Chair
Andy Butlin Hon. Treasurer
Dilip Datta Membership Secretary
Andrew Goldie Regional Representative – Wellington
Andrew Bird Regional Representative – Dunedin
Ruth Bullen Regional Representative – Christchurch
Stephen Raynor Regional Representative – Tauranga
Jivir Viyakesparan Regional Representative – Hamilton
Robert White Professional Review Officer
Nigel McCreight Review Preparation Group
Skye Dick STEM Lead
Edward Collin Learned Society
Ana Leon Ferreiro Young Professionals Representative
Andrew Stratten Committee Member
Committee Member
Nat Warmington Committee Member

ICE volunteer representative

We have a volunteer member in New Zealand who helps arrange ICE activities and promote our work.

Matthew Thomson CEng FICE

Regional Representative

Regional volunteer 

Matthew Thomson CEng FICE

If you have a query and your region is not represented above, please contact us at [email protected].