AIRAH represents professionals and practitioners working in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) and building services industries.

Our mission is to create an Australian HVAC&R industry that is highly skilled and professional, safe, sustainable and environmentally effective.

For more on our goals and vision, please see our 2023–2027 Strategic Plan.

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AIRAH is an Australia-wide organisation with a proud history of representing, connecting, and educating professionals and practitioners who are of fundamental importance to our comfort, health and safety.

We support our members in achieving world’s best practice within the Australian HVAC&R industry. This includes:


Our members include engineers (mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, fire safety, etc.); RAC and other industry managers/leaders; regulators; government and industry body representatives; university and TAFE educators; RAC mechanics; and more.

If you are working in HVAC&R, building services, or a related sector, we encourage you to join us and our 4,200 members from across Australia’s built environment. For more information on our membership offerings and benefits, please click here.

AIRAH also offers free student membership to those currently undertaking an Australian qualification. Join us today to take advantage of our range of professional development and networking opportunities.

For information on the professional registration of engineers, including our AIRAH Professional Engineer Register (APER) accreditation, please visit this page.




We are a not-for-profit organisation recognised by government and industry bodies for our advocacy and expertise in the area of engineering services for the built environment.

Through continuing professional development offerings, accreditation programs and a wide range of technical publications, we develop the competency and skills of industry practitioners so they can better meet society’s evolving health, safety and environmental demands.

Officially incorporated by guarantee on March 29, 1920, AIRAH celebrated its Centenary anniversary in 2020. For more information on 100 years of AIRAH – including member profiles, our history, feature articles, and more – please visit airah100.org.au



Explore our relationships with other organisations and associations in the built environment:


If you would like to know more about the HVAC&R industry – including its potential to halt global warming and its prospects for the future – please click here.


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       AIRAH is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
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       AIRAH is a founding partner and proud supporter of TAKE2 – Victoria’s Climate Change Pledge (delivered by Sustainability Victoria) to help the state achieve net zero emissions by 2050. For more information on our climate change response and initiatives, please click here.

This page was last updated February 15, 2023

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