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Our organisation


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.

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.

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

Programs and opportunities for professional development

Development of and access to technical resources

Production and delivery of industry publications

A full calendar of networking and training events

Hosting conferences and major events

Advocating for our industry

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.

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, view our AIRAH Professional Engineer Register (APER) accreditation.


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

Learn more about the HVAC&R industry – including its potential to halt global warming and its prospects for the future.

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AIRAH is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).