Jeff Dobell forms Engineering Aid Australia (EAA). The concept of a Summer School is discussed with Sydney University and fund raising begins.


The First IAES School was held in January 1998 at Sydney University. The aim of the Indigenous Australian Engineering School (IAES) program is to provide an exciting environment for Indigenous students to learn what Engineering is all about and discover how Engineers can benefit and improve our communities, to provide a forum for students to meeting engineering role models and gain insights into the opportunities engineering can provide as a career.


Former Prime Minister of Australia The Hon Bob Hawke AC becomes Patron of EAA.


The first IAESS class to produce eight graduate engineers as well as one Associate Diploma-Engineering


Continuing School scholarships are introduced


The first IAES School in WA is held at Curtin University


13 Summer School students enroll in Engineering Degree courses across Australia. 42 EAA IAES students are studying Engineering at universities throughout Australia. The 500th student attends Summer School.


EAA celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a Gala Dinner at Parliament House in Sydney and a Vice-Regal reception at Government House.


New Patron: Hie Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, succeeds the HOn RJL Hawde AC, as Patron of EAA.


Engineering Aid Australia appoints its first Aboriginal CEO ensuring our organisation is Indigenous lead.