Melbourne Branch

Welcome to the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Australian Division. ABN 94 455 739 117

The Melbourne Branch hosts events each month for the enjoyment and professional development of its members.

It usually meets on the second Monday of each month between February and November, inclusive. Most events are held at:

Location: Engineers Australia
Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Timing: 6:00pm for a 6:30 start.

See the Melbourne Events page for upcoming activities.

Branch Contact

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The Branch Committee meets montly to plan events and activities for the members in the Melbourne area.

The committee for 2017 is:

Chairman David Pilkington
Deputy Chairman Murray Stimson
Honorary Secretary David Ostler
Honorary Treasurer Domenic Lombardo
Membership Secretary Jim Charlesworth
Events Manager Dr Arvind Sinha
Webmaster Don Love
Newsletter Editor Damian Verbakel
Student Representative TBA
Events Sub-Committee

Djay Ahluwalia

Murray Stimson

Dr Ken Anderson

General Committee Members   

A/Prof Cees Bil

Mitesh Patel

Richard Yates

Melbourne Events

Unfortunately, the advertised event scheduled for Melbourne Branch has been cancelled:
Dr Sivaguru S. Sritharan: Cutting Edge Technologies for the US Air Force: Hypersonics, Autonomy and High Energy Lasers) - If you have this in your calendar, please remove it: 6 pm on Thursday 2nd March 2017.
Coming up: 

Air Force Flight Camp for Girls, 7-10 March

Location: RAAF Base East Sale - VIC.

The Flight Camp is aimed at 16 - 24 year old girls and will provide a hands-on, risk-free experiential learning opportunity for young women to experience aviation (particularly pilot) in the Air Force. Website:

Contact Name(s): Michelle Snape. Phone (Business Hours): (02) 6144 7296

Mobile Phone: 0402 622 144