"SAE-A events are geared towards engineering professionals and young engineers; aiming to develop careers, share information and connect industries"


SAE-A offers a wide range of exciting and informative events, like social networking in a technical environment, conferences, awards, formal training and more.


    • 04 May 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • The Windsor Hotel, Winston Room, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000

    Held at the beautiful Windsor Hotel in Melbourne's CBD, we encourage members to attend the AGM for discussion of the outcomes of 2016's activities, as well as a look ahead to 2017 and beyond.

    Download Meeting Agenda Here

    The AGM is followed by our 90th Year Anniversary, Celebration Dinner. 

    More Information and to Register 

    • 04 May 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • The Windsor (The Ballroom), 111 Spring St, Melbourne 3000

    Join us in the Ballroom of The Windsor Hotel to celebrate the Society's 90th Anniversary with a dinner to remember.

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Green, Victorian Government
    The night will feature a keynote speech from Dr. Michael Green, Acting Deputy Secretary, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources on 'Opportunities in Transport Technologies and Manufacturing'. It will outline the opportunities, industry trends, and processes for industry support in the development of technologies and manufacturing.

    This is a must attend event for anybody with plans for development in this industry sector, and is currently involved or considering working with the state government on development projects in the future. The presentation will be applicable for OE or aftermarket, and for projects focused on research, product development, or manufacturing.

    About the Night:
    The night will also feature presentations from our youngest and oldest members, 99 and 13 years of age respectively, revealing the origins of SAE-A , while providing an insight into what makes the Society great for them. 

    The room will be filled with key industry people with an interest in the technology side of the mobility sector, and represents a great opportunity to both hear the keynote presentation and network with other like-minded professionals.

    We encourage you to attend and show your support for the SAE-A at a time where the Society is working hard to enable continuation of our service to the mobility industry for at least another 90 years! 

    We hope to see you on the night, and to share this special occasion with you.

    Click here to download the event information notice

    • 15 May 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Mobility Engineering, 4/45 Salisbury Rd, Asquith NSW 2077

    If you've ever wondered about the things you can and can't do when modifying your vehicle, and how to find out if they're legal or not, then this is the seminar is for you.

    Back again in 2017, the seminar will provide you with the opportunity to get an insight into  the laws, rules, processes and standards that are applied to make your modified vehicle compliant with RMS standards. 

    Presented by Engineers with endorsements in the Vehicle Safety Compliance Certification Scheme (VSCCS), this seminar appeals to all with an interest in modifying vehicles whether they're a hot rod, import, motorcycle or custom vehicle. 

    Content Includes: 

    - Building  your  own  trailer.
    - Disability modifications.
    - 4WD mods.
    - Individually constructed vehicles (ICV).
    - Brakes, transmissions, engines and much more.


    5:30pm - 6:00pm: Tea, coffee, registration and networking.
    6:00pm - 7:00pm: Presentation.
    7:00pm - 7:30pm: Food served.
    7:30pm - 8:30pm: Presentation.
    8:30pm - 9:00pm: Opportunity for questions.

    Cancellation Policy: There will be no refunds given, however a substitute attendee may be nominated.

    • 18 May 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 19 May 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • SAE-A Office, Unit 30/3 Westside Avenue, Port Melbourne 3207

    Many people will think of Mindfulness as something for those that are mentally fragile or weak, but Formula 1 racing legend Derek Bell is a firm believer in the practice. 

    Bell talks about his ability to focus on any given task with 100% concentration, thinking of nothing but "tire pressure, how much gas was left, and how the car felt going into a turn." 

    Mindfulness practice reduces stress, anxiety and worries by managing how we deal with our thoughts and our emotional reaction to those thoughts, streamlining our working efficiency, for optimal performance.

    Our presenter Phillip Chen has taken this course worldwide, delivering it to high level managers including those from: Excel Indonesia, Tesltra, VACC and Ford Motor Company.

    Mindfulness teaches us how to reduce the distractions from our working environment as well as our constant stream of thoughts, so that we can improve our focus of attention on tasks at hand, thus improving our effectiveness in everything that we do.

    If you'd like some more information on the course, feel free to contact us in the National Office on (03) 9676 9568.

    Presented by: Phillip Chen

    Graduate Diploma of Psychology – Deakin University
    Masters of Counselling - Victoria University
    BSc. In Mechanical Engineering – Southampton University
    MSc. In Automotive Engineering - Southampton University

    Take a look at some testimonials on Phillip's workshops.

    *This is a 2 day training course*

    • 07 Dec 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Calder Park Raceway, Calder Park 3037, Victoria, Australia




    Another year of exciting global student motorsport makes its way around the world and lands in Melbourne again this December, for the premier event in the Australasian Region, Formula SAE-A 2017.

    To qualify, you must be representing a University or TAFE, and have a team made up of students from that Institution.

    By registering you are not committing to making any payment, so feel free to register your team, and indicate the likelihood of your team attending in the form.

    In order to participate in the competition, you must make payment prior to your team's relevant payment period closure.

    For any enquiries, please contact SAE-A on (03) 9676 9568 or email greg@sae-a.com.au

    For more information download the 2017 Formula SAE-A Registration Information Package

Past events

27 Apr 2017 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle (VIC)
19 Apr 2017 Facility Tour - Carbon Revolution
07 Apr 2017 Failure Analysis and Liability for Automotive Repair and Service
03 Apr 2017 Facility Tour - Volvo Truck Production (QLD)
27 Feb 2017 Aerodynamics of a Vehicle - Presented by F1 Aerodynamicist Willem Toet
13 Feb 2017 Project Management Fundamentals - Part 2
30 Jan 2017 Project Management Fundamentals - Part 1
08 Dec 2016 Formula SAE-A 2016 Competition
17 Nov 2016 Mobility Engineering Excellence Awards 2016 (MEEA) Nomination Entry or Gala Awards Ticket
02 Nov 2016 EDI Rail/Bombardier Transportation Facility Tour (WA)
12 Oct 2016 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle (QLD)
05 Oct 2016 VTE Workshop Series #5 - Body Engineering 2/2
28 Sep 2016 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle (WA)
26 Sep 2016 Technical Crash Investigation & Reconstruction - Advanced Course
16 Sep 2016 Mindfulness for Workplace & Personal Wellness and Improved Resilience and Effectiveness
07 Sep 2016 APV Occupant Protection Standards & Crash Test Facility Tour
06 Sep 2016 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle (NSW)
27 Jul 2016 New Autogas Vehicle Forum
26 Jul 2016 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle (VIC)
19 Jul 2016 SSS 7 - Automotive Chassis & Suspension Design
14 Jul 2016 SSS 6 - Vehicle Aerodynamics
12 Jul 2016 SSS 5 - Cost Reporting
07 Jul 2016 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Powertrain
05 Jul 2016 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Electric Vehicles
23 Jun 2016 Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Improved Professional Effectiveness
12 May 2016 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Engine Development
12 May 2016 Jetstar Aviation Maintenance Tour
05 May 2016 SAE-A Networking Dinner
05 May 2016 SAE-A 70th Annual General Meeting
26 Apr 2016 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Program Management & Business Case Development
22 Apr 2016 The Turner Foundation Guided Tour
22 Feb 2016 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle (VIC)
10 Dec 2015 Jayco Australia Manufacturing Facility Tour
26 Oct 2015 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle in Victoria (Eastern Suburbs)
15 Oct 2015 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle in Victoria (Western Suburbs)
03 Sep 2015 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Business Presentation
27 Aug 2015 Fasteners and the Bolted Joint
16 Jul 2015 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Automotive Dynamics
14 Jul 2015 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle in Victoria (Eastern Suburbs)
13 Jul 2015 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Powertrain
09 Jul 2015 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Vehicle Aerodynamics
06 Jul 2015 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Vehicle Electrical Systems
02 Jul 2015 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Cost Seminar
29 Jun 2015 SAE-A Student Seminar Series - Automotive Chassis Design-Space Frame Engineering Fundamentals
25 Jun 2015 Formula SAE-A 2015 Team Registration
07 May 2015 SAE-A 69th AGM & Networking Dinner
22 Apr 2015 Modifying a Light Vehicle or Motorcycle in Victoria (Northern Suburbs)
19 Apr 2015 B-24 Restoration Hangar Tour
17 Apr 2015 Recognising Automotive Engineering Talent
01 Apr 2015 Young Engineers: Meet the Chief Engineer of RUAG Australia; Rob Green
05 Feb 2015 Vehicle Technology Engineer Workshop Series #3 - ALTERNATIVE FUELS & ELECTRIC VEHICLES

PH: (03) 9676 9568
EM: info@sae-a.com.au

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