We work on behalf of our metals-based heavy engineering membership to bring them value.

Making a difference to our structural and welding focused members, as well in the space of industry development by offering strong capabilities in research and development, advocacy, consultancy, education skills training, verification, resource and information offerings.

Our members appreciate the expertise we bring to the table – as their trusted organisation, industry voice and catalyst for change.

Purchase Membership


Affiliate membership

$811.00 incl GST

We’re always looking to connect with like-minded organisations linked to our metals engineering industry.

And because connecting to your expertise is so important, we offer at our Executive’s discretion our Affiliate membership level – a carefully considered option offered exclusively to businesses.

To be eligible, you must be associated in some way to the metals engineering industry, and ineligible for our Associate or Ordinary memberships category.

Not only that but you can become connected to a network of companies – so that you can do business smarter and better. Know also that you are part of a larger community of engineering industry entities – a network that can potentially offer opportunities and support.

Affiliate membership is a yearly subscription of $771 incl. GST


Ordinary ‘Platinum’ membership

$399.00$3,738.00 incl GST

Our platinum membership is open to any person or organisation working in the metals engineering industry.

This category offers the greatest membership advantages, such as substantial discounts on purchases and registrations, technical advisory, library support and discounted consulting. Our platinum members also have the power to vote in our Executive Board elections.

Read more on membership types

Ordinary 'Platinum' membership

This is our top tier of membership – giving you the greatest ability to inform our direction, scope and depth of our actions. As an ordinary member you also enjoy our highest level of discount offerings – including venue hire, library resources, publication purchase, consultancy work, expert advice and educational offerings.Read More »

Associate 'Gold' membership

This tier of membership is perfect for those who’d like to maintain a link to us, but don’t want to incur a membership fee. Available to anyone who is classed as heavy engineering and who buys materials subject to our Heavy Engineering Research Levy, this is a perfect option to stay connected. However, it’s important to note that this level of membership means you’re unable to inform our operational direction and activities.Read More »

Student membership

If you’re an engineering student, get a head start in your future career by connecting to our engineering community. Meet engineers, potential employers and eager like-minded peers, and have a foot in the door by getting to know our 600+ industry members, or letting them know you. It’s only $10 incl GST to join – all you need is to be enrolled at a tertiary institution with a research focus on metals engineering. Your membership will be valid up to a year after you graduate.

Affiliate membership

We offer this special class of paid membership to organisations associated with our metals engineering industry that unfortunately don’t meet the criteria to be our ordinary or associate member. Because we truly value and understand the difference we can make if we collaborate together.Read More »

Get in touch

To apply for membership please complete this form.

If you’re unsure which membership type is right for you or have any queries, please contact either our Administrator Raewyn Porter or Membership Manager Brian Low.

Member organisations include:

  • Academic institutions
  • Architects
  • Component manufacturers
  • Consulting engineers
  • Designers
  • Fabricators
  • Government departments
  • Local authorities/councils
  • Product suppliers
  • Research institutes
  • Repairers
  • Service providers
  • Steel detailers
  • Training providers