Discover the latest from SMBE NSW, our Members and Industry Partners.

SMBE NSW Membership Subscriptions

Membership subscriptions now due for 2023-2024. Don’t forget membership of SMBE NSW entitles you to the Annual Conference members’ registration rate of $200.00, a discount of $150.00 on the non-member rate.

Membership reminders will be coming your way soon.

New members sign up here

33rd Annual SMBE NSW Conference

The 33rd SMBE Annual Country Technicians’ Training Seminar and Conference will be held at Panthers, Port Macquarie from 24th to 27th March 2024.

As members know, the annual training seminar is a not-to-be missed event for biomedical engineering personnel to meet and discuss common issues affecting their services, attend specialist training sessions on current and emerging technologies and to develop networking contacts.

As always there will be technical sessions on:

·        New and emerging technologies

·        Service and support – managing your department

·        Clinical measurement and equipment

·        Clinical topics

·        Professional development – education & training

·        Technology management

·        Integration of BME & IT

·        “How to…” workshops conducted by the trade


The formal social program includes the Welcome BBQ and Conference Dinner, but as with all SMBE NSW conferences, the fun doesn’t stop there.

Training Courses

THE medical ROOM

Dani Forster from The Medical Room is presenting the last of her “Award in Biomedical Electrical Safety Testing Training” courses for 2023. Courses are planned for Melbourne, Auckland, Brisbane and Perth during November and December.

These are one-day training courses with e-learning relating to Australian standards 3551, 2500 & 3003.

For further information and bookings, email:

View all training courses here.

Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT)

EIT provides an Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Engineering delivered online with a strong practical focus. Students study a range of foundation subjects and specialised biomedical/clinical engineering subject over 18 months.

Instructors have a wealth of educational and industry experience and are required to have training and assessment qualifications to Cert IV level.

Students come from all over the world and over the course of 18 months study, form global networks.

The 15th intake of the Advanced Diploma course is currently underway with the 16th intake commencing on 6 February 2024 and the 17th on 6 August 2024.

Further information from:

View all training courses here.

Standards of Practice for Clinical Engineers

The Clinical Engineering Standards of Practice (SoP) has been developed by the National Committee for Clinical Engineering (NCCE) with feedback from the clinical/biomedical engineering community including SMBE members. A discussion forum was held at SMBE 2023 in Ulladulla NSW in March 2023 with contributions from attendees incorporated into the document.

The SoP is now with the Engineers Australia College of Biomedical Engineering for endorsement. Hopefully College and indeed EA endorsement will not be too long coming.

In the meantime, copies of the document (pre-endorsement) are available from 

Around the country


SMBE Vic hosts online technical meetings almost every month during the year, and has a video library of meetings that have been held online over the past few years. Featured topics in 2023 included:

February 2023

Considerations for Medical Device Battery Management. Do Batteries rule us?

Dr David Maddison

April 2023

The Australian Medtech Manufacturing Centre – Supporting Medtech Startups

Dr Sarah King-Smith

May 2023

Imaging brain structure using ultra-high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Prof Leigh Johnston here.

June 2023

Engineering is the Future of Medicine

Dr Erol Harvey

August 2023

Lymphoedemas and other swellings – Getting the best results

Prof. Neil  Piller

Details of upcoming meetings and videos of past presentations are available at


During the past few years SMBE SA/NT has continued its program of technical meetings, site visits and its well loved Christmas networking function.

For further information about SMBE SA/NT the website address is:

Institute of Healthcare Engineering Australia

The Institute of Healthcare Engineering, Australia (IHEA), is the professional organisation for engineers and engineering facility managers, working in public and private health across Australia. With chapters in all states, IHEA runs seminars and conferences as well as publishing the journal Healthcare Facilities.

SMBE NSW members have access to this journal at