Australian Division

AustraliaThe Royal Institution of Naval Architects is represented in Australia by the Australian Division.
All members resident in Australia are registered as members of the Division.

In 1954, a number of members of the Institution of Naval Architects resident in Australia proposed   that a Branch of the Institution should be formed in that country. Accordingly, the Australian Branch of   the Institution of Naval Architects was formally constituted. The first section of the Branch was formed in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory in 1972, and a second in Whyalla, South Australia in 1975. This section was closed in 1978.

The Australian Branch became a Division of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects in 1979, the year of its Silver Jubilee.

Today, the Australian Division has members throughout the Commonwealth of Australia and Sections in the Australian Capital Territory (Canberra), New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland and South Australian & Northern Territory.

Division Council

The Australian Division Council is elected from and by the members of the Australian Division.


Local Sections meet regularly and organise professional, technical and social events for the benefit of Members, providing an opportunity to meet and exchange views with other industry professionals. Each Section is organised by an elected Committee.

Western Australian Section

Queensland Section

New South Wales Section

Australian Capital Territory Section

South Australian & Northern Territory Section

Victorian Section

Tasmanian Section

The Australian Naval Architect

The Australian Naval Architect is the journal of the Australian Division of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. It is published four times per year and is distributed to the members of the Institution in Australia. The ANA contains news from the RINA Sections in Australia, the activities of the Division, selected technical articles or papers, and maritime news. Copies in pdf format are available for downloading from this site from the last week of the month of publication, namely February, May, August and November.  Australian Division members (other than Student Members) may alternatively request the Secretary of the Australian Division to arrange for a hard copy to be mailed.

Australian Division News

News of interest to all members of the Australian Division, reports of Division Council meetings, etc. are published regularly on the Australian Division News page.

Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ)

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects is approved by the Board of Professional Engineers Queensland (BPEQ) as an Assessment Entity, ie authorised to assess applications for registration as RPEQ.

Naval Architecture, Yacht and Boat Design and Construction Courses

Information on course availability, entry requirements, and the relationship of courses in naval architecture, yacht and boat design and construction (pdf file).

Scholarships, Awards and Prizes

Information on Scholarships, Awards and Prizes available to Australians studying naval architecture or who have embarked on a career in the boat, yacht, ship design and construction industry (pdf file).


Vacancies advertised in the Australian Naval Architect will also be posted on the Appointments page. For further information about advertising in the ANA, contact the Editor-in-Chief of The ANA, John Jeremy: (Tel: 9326 1779; Email:




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