Consult Australia was formerly known as the Association of Consulting Engineers Australia (ACEA) and was formed and officially established in 1952. A redraft of the Association’s rules took place in 1962 in order to provide for the changing national character of the Association and to accommodate state and territory-based Divisions, and in 2001 ACEA membership base changed to become an association of business firms.

That same year, Consult Australia launched FutureNet WA (and subsequently Australia-wide) aimed at supporting younger professionals within the industry. In 2005, the FutureNet Business Leaders Program was launched in NSW, and followed soon after in Queensland and Victoria. 

Also in 2005, the Association decided to provide its members with a referral service called the PI Pathway, which provides access to broking services and a range of associated support from a panel of insurance brokers carefully selected following a comprehensive tender process.

In 2010, as a reflection of the changing nature and make up of its member firms, the ACEA changed its name to Consult Australia and updated its Constitution.

If you would like more information about Consult Australia’s History, please contact the National Office at (02) 8252 6700 or email info@consultaustralia.com.au.