Welcome to the Victorian Vernier Society Inc.

About Us

The Victorian Vernier Society seeks to inform the wider community about the value of engineering and manufacturing in Australia.

What is Your Opinion?

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Member Companies

Membership is open to individuals and organisations who care passionately about the future of manufacturing in Australia.

Latest Events


The Great Debate – Germany vs Australia – 11th August 2016

The Great Debate – Germany vs. Australia Kooyong Tennis Club, Glenferrie Road, Kooyong Thursday 11th August 12.30 pm to 4.00pm The Vernier Foundation, part of the Vernier Society, was established to encourage more young people into careers in Australian engineering and manufacturing. We are inviting young scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians to participate with Society […]


Vernier Luncheon – 14th July 2016

  Our guest speaker will be Vernier member, Meredith Crittenden the Executive General Manager of Industrial Control Technologies based in Geelong.       The Society was given a fascinating insight at our July meeting into a recent study trip our member and guest speaker Meredith Crittenden, the Executive General Manager of ICT Geelong, made […]


Vernier Meeting – 9th June 2016

“Collaboration – The opportunity created by Additive Manufacturing and the CSIRO’s Lab 22 Innovation Centre”   Our guest speaker will be Dr Leon Prentice of CSIRO who leads the ‘Materials and Processes Research Group’ in the CSIRO’s Manufacturing Business Unit.     “Dr Prentice argues that the Australian manufacturing industry is at a critical point; […]

Member Companies

Latest News


Barker Trailers latest company to join the Vernier Society

The Vernier Society are pleased that Barker Trailers have joined the Society as “Gold Members”. Another long established Melbourne family firm with Acting MD Scott Barker, sees the benefit of the Society for networking, a great monthly speaker program and the opportunity to spend more time working ‘on’ the business, rather than ‘in’ the business […]


November 2015 Newsletter

That was the month that was…. News both local and international that you have missed China and Australia’s Manufacturing figures Digital Workforce in Australia Put more women on boards No economies of scale for cars or defence equipment ABB has launched its YuMi collaborative robot in Australia Shambolic Training has to go USA Study – […]


September 2015 Newsletter

That was the month that was…. News both local and international that you have missed Toyota looks to bring artificial intelligence to driverless cars Reports confirm Vernier’s 2014 findings Global Innovation Index for 2014 Wastech adds Tieman Tail Lifts to acquisition Ronson’s new machine gives greater capability for global aerospace New organisation to help car […]


The AME and Professor Samson identify innovation as the “Ultimate competitive Advantage”

The Vernier Society was represented last night at a dinner hosted by the ‘Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME) Australia’; an organisation, albeit somewhat larger, with the same passion for the sustained future of Australian manufacturing as the Vernier Society. The excellent evening was held in Port Melbourne where the guest speaker was Professor Danny Samson […]

Why Become a Member?

  • Meet Like-Minded People

    At our monthly luncheons you can network with people from other engineering and manufacturing companies in a relaxing atmosphere.

  • Latest Industry Trends

    Hear from speakers who are industry leaders in manufacturing and other related areas.

  • Professional Development

    With access to site tours, information sessions and workshops and the ability to problem solve with leaders in the industry, the Vernier Society will help improve your professional development.

  • Keep Up To Date

    Keep up to date with happenings in the industry in our regular newsletters and articles

Meet one of our members - Andrew Massie

“Our business is the protection of intellectual property: so becoming a member of the society is a great opportunity to network with companies and people that appreciate innovation is key to the future success of manufacturing in Australia”