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Technology, materials and manufacturing processes are continually developing.  And so too has the engineer skills and knowledge developed.  Today the engineering role has evolved to where the analyst, by diligent use of multiple Condition Monitoring tools and principles, can empower Predictive Asset Management. But it is a challenging role! So much is at stake with the high cost of downtime, equipment replacement costs, and the potential safety risks.  The future of the business can hinge on the Predictive Asset Management achieved by this special group of people. Yet detecting, diagnosing, and preventing these faults takes training, knowledge, skill and experience.

And that is why VANZ exists, and why VANZ constantly evolves!

For Analysts and Predictive Asset Management specialists

VANZ is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit, membership group of like-minded people from New Zealand and Australia.  VANZ as an organisation evolved from a Workshop Conference held in New Plymouth in 1989.  From this Workshop Conference the Vibrations Association of New Zealand was registered as an Incorporated Society and the first annual technical conference held in Rotorua 1990.  From this beginning VANZ has continually developed to provide a platform for people to discuss their challenges with their fellow analysts and learn from their peers and industry experts.

Annual conference for networking and learning

Every year in May, VANZ holds its core function: an annual conference where over 100 people gather in a friendly environment, much like a family reunion. Technical presentations, round-table discussions, and occasional debates are all part of the event. Keynote speakers from New Zealand and around the world, present technical papers,

VANZ is a unique society that has withstood the test of time. For thirty-four years, it has run an Awareness Day training program for apprentices and trainees, which is a commendable track record that VANZ has consistently promoted for the New Zealand and Australian industry.

VANZ Awareness Day sessions are not run for profit. Quite the contrary, attendance at the Awareness Day, Hands On sessions are free to trainees and apprentices.

Spectrum magazine to educate and inform

We also publish the Spectrum magazine quarterly.  Delivered directly to your e-mail inbox, Spectrum provides news from VANZ, articles for your enjoyment, and information from our special sponsors – without whom we would not exist.

Whether you have something to learn or something to share, we hope to see you at the next conference!


Anyone with an interest in the area of mechanical and electrical machine condition monitoring, to facilitate predictive asset management is eligible to join VANZ. In-house technicians, consulting engineers, suppliers and distributors of  specialised equipment, engineering students can all contribute and gain from  membership.

VANZ recognises that the engineers who apply the technology are one half of the equation. Equally important are the industries and businesses served by it, with their varied experiences and evolving requirements.

The size of the operation and the machinery it runs are not an issue either.  VANZ membership ranges from a business with a line of small water pumps to personnel from some of the largest plants running million dollar machines.

For more information about membership please contact the VANZ secretary by emailing secretary@vanz.org.nz

Unable to attend VANZ conference this year? 

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VANZ Membership 2022-2023. Otherwise included with Main Conference attendee pass.

$100.00ex GST