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North Queensland Conference 2024

Icon of a calendar 30 Jul, 2024 - 31 Jul, 2024 | Small clock icon 8.30am – 5.00pm AEST | Icon of a map pin Hamilton Island

The 2024 North Queensland Conference on Hamilton Island will explore the theme of “Unearthing the hidden gems of the water industry in the north: showcasing excellence and sharing opportunities for progress.” 

Water is critically essential to life in North Queensland and the region is fortunate to be blessed with natural water jewels such as the Great Barrier Reef, unique waterways and diverse wetlands. The roadmap to economic growth and regional wellbeing is deeply linked to water and presents opportunities to be transformative in addressing the complex challenges such as extreme climate conditions, increasing pressures on the cost to serve, planning and delivery of critical infrastructure projects and skills shortages.

Embedded in this is a need to learn from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the original custodians of the land and water to enable communities in the North to sustainably manage our shared water resources. The conference seeks to provide a forum where we can showcase the facets of the water industry and allow our stories of resilience, strength and adversity shine through SHARED experiences, CONNECTED membership and INSPIRED individuals.


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Event Details

Conference & Exhibition

Date Tuesday, 30 July - Wednesday, 31 July 2024
Time 8:30am - 5:00pm AEST
Venue Hamilton Island Conference Centre 
Address Resort Dr, Whitsundays QLD 4802

Welcome Networking Function 

Date Monday, 29 July 2024 
Time 6:00pm - 8:00pm AEST
Venue Hamilton Island Conference Centre
Address Resort Dr, Whitsundays QLD 4802
Cost  $100 [in addition to Conference Registration]

Conference Dinner

Date Tuesday, 30 July 2024
Time 6:30pm - 10:00pm AEST
Venue Hamilton Island Conference Centre 
Address Resort Dr, Whitsundays QLD 4802
Cost  Included in the conference registration 


Early bird registration is available now.

    Register Here    

Registration Type

Available until 3 April 

Available from 3 April to 17 June
Available from 17 June until event 


$720 $790 $870
Member Concession / Student $465 $465 $520
Non-Member PLUS 1 year Professional Membership $1,055 $1,125 $1,240
Non-Member   $1,105 $1,220

All registration types include:
- All day catering on Tuesday 30 July and Wednesday 31 July.
- Conference dinner on Tuesday 30 July.
- Optional add on for Welcome Networking Function on Monday 29 July.
Note: There is no day-only registration type

If you wish to find out more about AWA's membership benefits, contact

Activities on the Island 
There will be plenty of activities on the island. The organisers need to know which activities to arrange for you! Please register your interest for activities here: 

Express your interest

Activities will take place on Monday 29 July and will be at an additional cost to be determined closer to the event. 

To find out about exhibition opportunities, contact Michael:

Exhibition Enquiry

To find out about sponsorship opportunities, contact Troy:

Sponsorship Enquiry


Travel and Accommodation 

Please book early to avoid to ensure your preferred travel dates are available. 

Discounted accommodation is available on the Island:

Book Accommodation


For more information please contact:
Carlie Sargent, QLD Member Engagement Manager | Ph: 02 9467 8451 | E:
Laura Steffan, Senior Events Manager | P: 02 9467 8408 | E:
Michael Silber, Exhibition and Events Manager | P: 02 9467 8428 | E: 
Troy Waite, Partnerships and Sponsorships Manager | P: 02 9467 8426 | E: 

Thank you to our North Queensland Conference 2024 Sponsors: 



Host Sponsors

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Principal Sponsors



Conference Session Sponsor Best Paper Sponsor
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