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Humanitarian Engineering Organisation

Engineers Without Borders Australia is a humanitarian engineering charity that uses the power of engineering to help create a more equitable and sustainable world.

We work with communities in need to provide access to clean water, renewable energy, disaster recovery and develop sustainable infrastructure. Apply your skills in the field with EWB today!

Our First Nations can’t be the last to access clean, drinking water

One quarter of a million First Nations people cannot reliably access safe and healthy water on their homelands.


EWB’s Engineering on Country Water Program aims to ensure First Nations communities in remote Queensland and Western Australia can access a safe, clean, reliable and climate resilient water supply. Launched in May this year, the program is ready to roll out to reach even more communities, if you can help with a donation.

Announcing our 2023 EWB Challenge community partner

For the first time in EWB Challenge history, we’re delighted to offer two different community contexts for universities delivering the program in 2023; a First Nations context in Australia with Dawul Wuru Aboriginal Corporation, and a newly scoped Mondulkiri context in Cambodia, in partnership with the EWB Australia team in Cambodia.

The decision to offer two different community contexts is in response to feedback from university partners and an increasing demand for Indigenous Graduate Attributes to be fulfilled within engineering courses.

EWB Short Courses

EWB Short Courses are a highly effective way to connect back to your purpose as a technical professional contributing to a better world.

The interactive and facilitated sessions provide space for you to connect with other participants and gain inspiration from values-aligned peers.

Sound good? Sign up to receive updates about future EWB short courses.

Meet our Futur-neers: Emily Chung

“I’m quite motivated by doing things other people don’t. Being one of the only female students in my engineering classes didn’t bother me. I proved that I could be there.”

Long-term EWB Chapter volunteer and 2021 Female Engineer of the Year Emily Chung has never been one to stick to the status quo.

Back in 2011 when she applied to study a double degree in Civil Engineering and Architecture, it never worried her that choosing a career in two male-dominated industries may come with challenges. 

Careers at EWB

Join the team at EWB Australia and work with inspiring individuals who are heart-led and passionate about strengthening the human-centred engineering movement.

Check out the exciting roles currently available at our National Office!

Volunteer with EWB

We have a number of volunteer roles available to support our international program as well as National Office. Check out our current opportunities!

Our First Nations commitment

EWB’s human-centred engineering movement aims to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are not left behind.

Our 2020 to 2030 Strategy

A world where technology benefits all.

Harnessing the potential of engineering to create an equitable reality for the planet and its people

Through partnership and collaboration, we’ve focused on developing skills, knowledge and appropriate engineering solutions for almost two decades.


Education Programs

Redefining engineering pathways through real-world education and research programs, from Primary to PhD.


Training Programs

Developing a future-fit workforce for a sustainable society through immersive learning experiences.

Community Projects

Facilitating meaningful, sustainable change in-community through local partnerships.



Technology Development

Technology development anchored by our unique human-centred engineering ethos.

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 Community Snapshot

Our programs and projects aim to enable the sector and community to access to skills and technical expertise. Our work spans the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu as well as Indigenous Australia.

Mobilising the Accessible Moto v2.0

Over the past year as EWB Australia initiated its new mobilisation program which matches...

In rural Cambodia, co-designed technology gives better access to livelihoods

The Agrilab works with communities of people with disability in rural areas of Cambodia to...

Partnering for Impact

“EWB Australia’s skill set and knowledge, and their capacity building of local engineers is...

Get Involved with EWB Australia

We take good intentions and turn them into meaningful impact.

Anyone can contribute – you don’t need to be an engineer – and there are plenty of ways to be involved, from simply spreading the word to engaging in meaningful volunteering or making a donation.

Recent News & Stories

Explore our projects, meet our people, learn more about the most recent work of EWB Australia.

Meet our Futur-neers: Hannah Jury

Meet our Futur-neers: Hannah Jury

Pictured: Arup-EWB Partnership Coordinator, Hannah Jury, is reaching for new heights in her role as a façade engineer. It’s not all calculations and writing reports when you’re an engineer. Sometimes you’re abseiling from some of the tallest buildings in Melbourne’s...

Nation-building for Timor-Leste

Nation-building for Timor-Leste

Pictured: Gavin Blakey with the local Timorese crew drilling boreholes as part of the Dili Airport Redevelopment Feasibility Study. EWB’s engineering skills and in-country presence in Timor-Leste has been utilised to support an important nation-building project....

The PhD unpacking intersecting complexities in WASH

The PhD unpacking intersecting complexities in WASH

Pictured: EWB’s Sanitation in Challenging Environment program is a focus of Leandra’s PhD. A soon-to-be-published PhD thesis takes learnings from EWB’s Sanitation in Challenging Environment program to investigate the interlocking and compounding complexities that...

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