Australasian Tunnelling Society is a Technical Society of Engineers Australia (EA), affiliated with Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) and is a member of the International Tunnelling Association (ITA).

The Australasian Tunnelling Society (ATS) aims to:

  • Advance the knowledge of the Australasian Tunnelling Industry through areas of design, construction and utilisation of underground space, including technical aspects, health and safety, and ecologically sustainable development;
  • Stimulating a better understanding of the underground domain by governments, planners and the community;
  • Promoting and reviewing research and development of subsurface projects;
  • Maintaining affiliation with the International Tunnelling Association (ITA) through active membership, including participation on ITA Working Groups;
  • Communicating and linking with other local and international likes associations concerned with the application, planning and practice of subsurface development and utilisation, and;
  • Reviewing the adequacy of education and training of technologists associated with the science, engineering and practice of subsurface development.

We currently have five active local groups;

  • Western Australia;
  • Queensland;
  • New South Wales;
  • Victoria, and;
  • New Zealand.

And one Special Interest Group

The ATS membership includes:

  • Contractors;
  • Designers;
  • Client representatives;
  • Asset Operators;
  • Academics;
  • Suppliers, and;
  • Manufacturers.