In the early 1940’s, Paul Crivelli, at that time General Manager of ABACUS Instrument Co., arranged a regular monthly Luncheon with a number of Melbourne men involved in instrumentation.

Following a discussion with instrument company representatives on 20 July 1943, a public meeting was called for 24 August 1943 at which a motion for the formation of The Australian Society of Instrument Technology (A.S.I.T.) was passed. It is believed that this was the first national technical society in the world to be formed specifically to deal with instrumentation only.

The meeting elected as President, Dr P L Henderson, the Chief Chemist of Monsanto (Australia) Pty Ltd, and as Vice President, Dr N B Lewis, the Chief Chemist of Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd. Mr P A Crivelli was elected as Honorary Secretary.

During 1944 several members travelled to Sydney and addressed a gathering of instrument people there, as a result of which, the Australian Institute of Instrument Technology (A.I.I.T.) was formed in Sydney.

The two organizations subsequently agreed to produce the Australian Journal of Instrument Technology as the official organ of both bodies, management of the Journal being arranged by A.S.I.T.

In 1953 a South Australian Division of A.S.I.T. was formed.

Negotiations between A.S.I.T. and A.I.I.T. took place and on 11 June 1957 the A.I.I.T. at a Special General Meeting resolved to amalgamate with A.S.I.T. to form the Society of Instrument Technology Australia and in November 1957 The Society of Instrument Technology Australia was Incorporated under the Victorian Companies Act.

The two founder bodies continued negotiations and on 25 March 1958, at an Extraordinary General Meeting at Royal Melbourne Technical College A.S.I.T. passed a motion authorising its Committee ‘to wind up the affairs of A.S.I.T. and transfer all its assets to the Victorian Division of the Society of Instrument Technology Australia (S.I.T.A.) when it deems fit’. The two founder bodies ceased to exist on 1 January 1959 and Mr R B Pearson of ICIANZ became the first President of the new amalgamated Society of Instrument Technology Australia.

On 10 November 1966, the name of the amalgamated body was officially changed to the Institute of Instrumentation and Control Australia. Following transition from the Companies Act to the Associations Incorporation Act, the Institute became the Institute of Instrumentation and Control Australia, Inc, and in July 2003, recognising the other interests of many members, the Institute of Instrumentation, Control and Automation Australia Inc, retaining the IICA acronym.


Welcome to our new website! Please create an account to easily register for our events.

The Institute of Instrumentation, Control and Automation is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, and it's time for us to spruce things up a little. 

With our new website comes a new member platform, where we hope to offer you more value, better resources, and better ways to connect with industry contacts.

Please set up your new profile now for easier access to our information, and to easily register for our events and training courses.

For security reasons you need to set up a new password to gain access to your account. Please note: not just members can create accounts, everyone who attends our events and training courses can do so as well.

To do this, follow the steps noted below.

1. Go to the sign in tab at the top right hand corner of the website and choose “Forgot username?”.


2. Enter your Email address in the Email field and click “Submit”.

3. Email notification:
You will receive an email from us that will contain your username and a link to set your new password. Click this link and continue to step 4.
Remember to check your junk folder for the email. If you do not receive the email, please contact us.

4. Enter your new password, confirm, and click "Submit".

You will now be able to sign in using your email and new password. You will be taken to your personal landing page where you will find information specifically for you.

This is also a good time to look at your profile and sure that we have the most up to date information for you. To do this, click on your name in the top right menu.

If you have questions regarding the new system or your membership, please email us at [email protected].


Thanks and we hope to see you soon at one of our events,

The IICA Team