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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.



Sydney ICCC | Wednesday 10 - Friday 12 May 

The 2023 theme United by Water celebrates water's vital role in connecting us all. Water touches every aspect of development. It drives economic growth, supports healthy ecosystems, and is essential and fundamental for life. Our collaborations in water management continue to guide us in this integral space.

Ozwater highlights

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Call for Papers

Ozwater opens a Call for Papers each August closing in SeptemberTechnical content is complemented by inspiring keynotes, interactive workshops and networking activities. 



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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

Registration opens in December 2022 for Ozwater’23. 

Early Bird registration closes on 31 March 2023.

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

Sydney | International Convention Centre (ICC)
10-12 May 2023

Key dates for Ozwater'23

Launch of program and registration
December 2022

Early Bird registration closes
31 March 2023


Future Ozwater Locations

Ozwater’24 | Melbourne 

Ozwater’25 | Adelaide 


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 



AWA Ozwater18 Brisbane


Evolution Revolution 




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.