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Australia’s premier water conference and exhibition

Connect with water peers, upskill your organisation, and grow your water career with Ozwater. 

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AWA Ozwater History
A Proud History

Formerly known as the Federal Convention held for the first time in 1964, Ozwater has grown to be Australia’s premier water conference. 

The program of speakers, papers, and workshops is developed by and for people working with water to support water excellence, networking opportunities and international engagement. 

The annual three-day, multi-stream conference is complemented by 200+ exhibitors making up the largest water exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere.



Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre | Tuesday 30 April – Thursday 2 May 2024 

The 2024 theme Accelerating Action is a rally cry to our community addressing the vital role water must play in the climate crisis of our current time. Together, we will ignite a powerful movement towards a sustainable water future. Ozwater'24 will take concrete steps to effect lasting change. 
We will explore actionable strategies that empower individuals, organisations, and governments to make a tangible impact.

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Exhibit at Ozwater

Showcase your water products, technologies and services at the largest trade exhibition for water in the Southern Hemisphere.

Exhibit at Ozwater
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Sponsorship Opportunities

Support Ozwater and connect your business with Australia’s largest water professional network and build your brand.

Support Ozwater

How to register

Delegate registration

Free Trade Visitor Registration

AWA members receive highly discounted registration prices.

Non-members can also take advantage of registering and becoming a member of AWA at a discounted rate.


Ozwater Dates

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tuesday 30 April – Thursday 2 May 2024


Future Ozwater Locations

Ozwater’25 – Adelaide Convention Centre 

Conference: Tuesday, 20 May – Thursday, 22 May 2025 

Gala Dinner: Wednesday, 21 May 2025


Ozwater’26 – Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre 

Conference: Tuesday, 26 May – Thursday, 28 May 2026 

Gala Dinner: Wednesday, 27 May 2026


Ozwater’27 – International Convention Centre, Sydney  

Conference: Tuesday, 4 May – Thursday 6 May 2027 

Gala Dinner: Wednesday, 5 May 2027


AWA Ozwater18 Brisbane


United by Water
Naragaying Badu


AWA Ozwater21 Adelaide


Reimagining our Water Future 
Kauwipira Yangadlitya Mukapapanthi 


AWA Ozwater20 Online


Thirst for Action 
Kundu warpu wayinthi  


AWA Ozwater19 Victoria


Transforming our World 



There are a number of ways to be part of Ozwater:  

  • Share your insights, projects and learnings by submitting an abstract – more details on abstract, technical paper, case study or video pitch can be found on the Call for Papers page of  the website. Each year the Call for Papers opens in August and closes in September.  
  • Submit an Expression of Interest for a Workshop or Panel. Each year the EOI opens in August and closed in September. 
  • Become a reviewer. Are you an AWA member with experience and knowledge of any of the conference themes? We would love to hear from you!  
  • Volunteering at the event, contact for further information.  

Are you looking to connect your business with Australia's largest water professional network? Or broaden your reach and build your brand across digital channels and face-to-face experiences?   

  • There is a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities  available, or we can tailor a package to suit your organisation’s needs.  
  • Participate in the largest trade exhibition for water in the Southern Hemisphere. Exhibition opportunities are now available.  
  • Apply to host a pre or post-event site tour   


  • Connect with peers from across the industry in the multiple networking opportunities.  
  • Build new relationships with peers and suppliers that can be taken back to your organisation.  
  • Hear from inspiring industry leaders and gain new knowledge that will help you become more efficient and effective in your job.  
  • Learn about new products/services in the industry at the trade exhibition that can be taken back to your organisation.