Welcome to the IEEE Northern Australia Section

The IEEE Northern Australia Section provides local activities and services to IEEE members who live, work and visit us north of Rockhampton, Australia to PNG. We also support the MTT-S and Com sec. chapter activities and Student Branch Activities. The Section Executive Committee meets generally every month at 5.30pm on the 3rd Thursday at James Cook University, Electrical Engineering building.

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IEEE Quick Facts

IEEE has:

  • more than 400,000 members in more than 160 countries; 45 percent of whom are from outside the United States;
  • more than 100,000 student members;
  • 333 sections in 10 geographic regions worldwide;
  • 2,081 chapters that unite local members with similar technical interests;
  • 1,855 student branches at colleges and universities in 80 countries;
  • 533 student branch chapters of IEEE technical societies; and
  • 380 affinity groups – IEEE Affinity Groups are non-technical sub-units of one or more Sections or a Council. The Affinity Group patent entities are the IEEE-USA Consultants’ Network, Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD), Women in Engineering (WIE) and Life Members (LM).


  • has 38 societies and 7 technical councils representing the wide range of IEEE technical interests;
  • has nearly 3 million documents in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library with more than 7 million downloads each month;
  • has 1,300 standards and projects under development;
  • publishes more than 150 transactions, journals and magazines;
  • sponsors more than 1,200 conferences in 78 countries while:
    • partnering with more than 1,100 non-IEEE entitites globally;
    • attracting more than 450,000 conference attendees; and
    • publishing more than 1,200 conference proceedings via IEEE Xplore

    *Data is indicative only and subject to change.