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Aurora Australis

Research and Supply Vessel Aurora Australis Princes Wharf No. 1, Hobart, October 2019 Australian registered. Operated by P&O Maritime

Northwest Stormpetrel

NWSSSCo LNG Tanker at anchor off Singapore October 2018. Australian registered

Tasmanian Achiever II

New Toll Bass Strait ro-ro ship in Burnie for naming ceremony. 17th February 2019. Australian registered.

Searoad Mersey II

New LNG powered Bass Strait Ro-ro on first arrival in Devonport, Tasmania. December 2016. Australian registered.

Spirit of Tasmania II

Bass Strait passenger ferry departing Devonport, Tasmania. December 2016. Australian registered.


Manly Ferry 'Collaroy' on Sydney Harbour, NSW. Australian registered.

David Allan

Newcastle Port Dredge, 'David Allan' NSW. Australian registered.

Fred Hollows

Emerald class Sydney ferry Fred Hollows. Australian registered

Northwest Snipe

LNG Tanker Northwest Snipe at anchor Dampier WA 5th March 2020

Spirit of Tasmania I

The Spirit of Tasmania I operates a passenger/freight service across Bass Strait between Melbourne and Devonport. Picture here in Sydney Harbour after a dry-docking. 2011. Australian registered.

Riverwijs Karoline

Riverwijs tug assisting an LNG tanker ship port of Dampier, WA. Australian registered.

Searoad Tamar

Searoad Tamar alongside in Devonport, Tasmania, 2010. Australian registered.

Svitzer Maitland

Svitzer tug 'Maitland' Newcastle, NSW. Australian registered.

MATV Sycamore

Naval helicopter training vessel Sycamore, Sydney Harbour, Australian registered.

LNG PSV Siem Thiima

The first LNG powered Platform Support Vessel in Australia Siem Thiima (right) at King Bay Dampier with Siem Topaz (left) February 2017. Both Norwegian International Shipping register.

RTM Weipa

Bulk ship RTM operated for Rio Tinto Marine by ASP Ship Management, Gladstone, Queensland. April 2016. Singapore registered.

RV Investigator

CSIRO Research vessel arriving in Hobart, Tasmania. April 2014. Australian registered.

Welcome to AIMPE                                              Join AIMPE

The Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers (AIMPE) is the union representing the industrial and professional interests of marine & power engineers in Australia.

Members of AIMPE work on  a wide range of ships and other vessels including tankers, bulk ships, offshore oil and gas industry vessels, FPSOs, ro-ros, passenger ships, patrol boats, tugboats, ferries, dredges, MODUs, and the power generation industry.

AIMPE is affiliated to the ACTU, Australia's peak union body, and to the International Transport workers Federation (ITF).AIMPE is also affiliated with the Nautilus Federation which represents maritime officers around the world.

AIMPE negotiates Enterprise Agreements on behalf of members and represents members in individual and collective disputes. AIMPE also acts to maintain professional standards in the maritime industry. AIMPE operates a National Employment Roster to assist members who are seeking work in the maritime industry.

Institute members have demonstrated time and time again that by standing united, great outcomes can be reached.

If you’re a marine and power engineer in Australia, this is where your industrial and professional focus belongs.

Our proud motto is "Non SibiSed Omnibus " . Not for one but for all.

AIMPE's Head Office is in Sydney with branches in Brisbane (Qld), Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne (Vic/ Tas), Perth (WA) & Adelaide (SA).



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