AIMBI was founded in 1976 to bring together illustrators from the fields of medicine, science, photography, industry, teaching, television and cinematography. Today there are more than 70 members Australia wide.

Regular local meetings are held in a convivial and informative atmosphere at a variety of venues of interest to members. Local newsletters are published regularly to keep members up to date with their relevant information.

The national journal Network is now the communication media tool for National Council and is sent to members via email and publishes information on our organisation.

Biennial conferences attracts members from all over Australia and overseas. Each conference is held in a different state and allows members to share technical information, interact with each other and to enjoy an inspiring and stimulating exchange of ideas.