Events and conferences

Nominations open for ARBS 2024 Industry Awards

Nominations are now open for the ARBS 2024 Industry Awards, a celebration of distinguished contributions in Australia’s HVAC&R and building services sector. The awards are an integral component of ARBS 2024, Australia’s largest exhibition for air conditioning, refrigeration, and building services, and span a variety of categories, including: ARBS Young Achiever ARBS Product Excellence ARBS […]

Events and conferences

Construction Innovation Forum to explore digital transformation

A lineup of global thought leaders is coming together on May 17 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre to explore the seismic impact of digital transformation in construction – both in the future and in the now. “Technological advances in the building and construction industry allow organisations to design, construct and maintain buildings more efficiently, with […]


ARBS Foundation marks milestone in support for HVAC&R

The ARBS Foundation – the foundation for industry education and research – is celebrating nearly a decade of support for the HVAC&R industry. Now in its ninth year, the foundation has made significant contributions to the air conditioning, refrigeration, and building services industry through grants for various projects and initiatives. ARBS Executive Officer David Eynon […]

Education News

Australia gives Pacific Island RAC training a boost

AREMA and UNEP, supported by the Australian government, have commenced a project to help Pacific Island countries improve their training capacity on good servicing practices for refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) equipment. As a key part of the Montreal Protocol’s HCFC phase-out (which covers R22), 13 trainers from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Tonga, […]

Industry Briefing
Events and conferences

Industry briefing on building information modelling

AMCA Australia is hosting a BIM-MEPAUS online industry update on Tuesday, November 16. The briefing will explore the latest developments and updates within BIM-MEPAUS. Running from 10am–1.30pm (AEDT), the session will include: A review of how BIM-MEPAUS product data templates support asset information requirements An overview of the BIM-MEPAUS Revit template add-in A demonstration of […]

Events and conferences

WA Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Awards

The Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors Association Limited (AMCA) is hosting its annual Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Awards on Friday, November 5. The awards, held in conjunction with the Alan Robert Memorial Fund, the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) and South Metropolitan TAFE, celebrates the latest achievements in the air conditioning and refrigeration […]


New beginning for AMCA Australia

AMCA has officially switched from its previous state-based structure to operate as a single national industry association under the name AMCA Australia. The move comes following a comprehensive, three-year review of all association activities, upon which the organisation decided the time was right for AMCA state-based entities to formally join forces. “Over recent years, members […]

Legislation updates

Next step for national licensing system

The Australian government has introduced the Mutual Recognition Amendment Bill 2021 to the House of Representatives. If it passes through parliament, it will see a new system for automatic mutual recognition (AMR) of occupational registration beginning on July 1, 2021. The legislation will allow workers with occupational licences who are registered for an occupation in […]

Legislation updates

Industry offers guidance on fire safety practitioners

AIRAH, the AMCA, FMA and FPA Australia have written to certifying organisations to provide guidance on selecting fire safety practitioners in New South Wales. New requirements have been introduced for fire safety practitioners in NSW. The previously named competent fire safety practitioners (CFSP) are now called Accredited Practitioners (Fire Safety), or APFS, and must be […]