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QWater'21 Conference

Icon of a calendar 25 Nov, 2021 - 26 Nov, 2021 | Small clock icon 8:00am – 5:00pm AEST | Icon of a map pin Sea World Resort & Conference Centre

This year's QWater Conference 'Embracing Positive Change Through Disruption' to be held at Sea World Resort & Conference Centre on 25-26 November 2021.


Registrations for this event have now closed. If you have missed out and wish to be on the waitlist, please fill out the form here.

Important Update: Event Location
QWater'21 Conference will now be hosted at Sea World Resort & Conference Centre, Gold Coast, QLD (original venue: Sofitel Brisbane Central) due to the impact of COVID.

Embracing Positive Change Through Disruption
A decade ago our industry was coming to grips with the drive for innovation. Now, in 2021, we are empowered to proactively innovate in our organisations and our conversations have shifted. We are beginning to understand that the culture of innovation we fought to engender is, among other events, also normalising disruption.
They are yin and yang, innovation drives disruption and disruption inspires innovation – just look at our response to the global COVID pandemic; from 3 day snap lock downs to flexible working environments, we demonstrated that we could make it a Zoom call and still deliver on time.

We are becoming adept at managing the ever-changing environment that is equally of our own making and thrust upon us by the ongoing pandemic, natural disasters, emerging technologies and the rapidly evolving understanding of climate change. This environment forces us to find new ways to solve old problems, adapt old ways to solve new problems and presents a myriad of opportunities for those prepared to harness them. So how do we make the most of the challenges before us?

The conference deliberately seeks to provide a forum where technical learnings are celebrated and personal growth is commended with papers and presentations targeted at enhancing our industry through SHARED experiences, CONNECTED membership, and INSPIRED individuals.

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Event Details

Conference & Exhibition

Date Thursday 25 & Friday 26 November 2021
Time 8:00am - 5:00pm AEST
Venue Sea World Resort & Conference Centre
Address Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217

Conference Dinner (Included in Full Registration / RSVP required) *Conference Delegates are welcome to purchase an additional ticket to bring their partners. Please contact AWA for inquiries.

Date Thursday 25 November 2021
Time 6:30pm - 10:00pm AEST
Venue The Plaza at Sea World Resort
Dress Code Business Casual

Complimentary Shark Bay Tour

Date Friday 26 November 2021
Time 7:55am - 8:45am AEST
Venue Meet in the lobby area of Sea World Resort at 7:55am for 8am departure. Everyone will be back at the Resort by 8:45am for Day Two to begin.


Please select one of the options from below. If you wish to find out more about AWA's membership benefits, contact

Registration Type Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Full Registration - Early Bird (closed) $720.00 $1008.00
Full Registration + 1 year AWA Membership - Early Bird (closed) N/A $970.00
Full Registration - Standard $800 $1120
Full Registration + 1 year AWA Membership - Standard N/A $1050
 One Day Registration $475 $665
Concession - Full Conference (Student/YWP/Retiree) $400 $560
Concession - One Day Registration (Student/YWP/Retiree) $237.50 $332.50
Conference Dinner (additional) $130 $182
Safety Program $475 $665


This year at QWater'21, we will be joined by 30 exhibitors from across the water sector. 

360 Engineering Evo Energy Technologies ProMinent Fluid Controls
Alliance Automation Grenof Royce Water Technologies
Aqua Analytics HANNA Instruments SPIN AU
Automation IT Innovyze SWAN Analytical
Avanale Water Solutions John Morris Group Taggle Systems
Critical Assets Kennards Hire TracWater
Detection Services KOIOS DatalytiX Trimble
Ebro Armaturen Pacific Mass Products Veolia Water Operations
EKA CyberLock Metasphere Viega
Endress+Hauser PIPE AI Xylem Water Solutions

Please follow the link below to book directly with Sea World.

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COVIDSafe Event Guidelines: 
The Australian Water Association has closely followed Government recommendations to develop COVIDSafe Guidelines for AWA events going forward. These guidelines will be in place at this event and have been developed to ensure attendee health and safety. Your support is also essential to keep this event COVIDSafe. We ask that delegates observe good hygiene and physical distancing at the event, where possible. If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend the event. Please email at least 24 hours prior to the event if you are unable to attend due to illness. Under these circumstances a transfer of your registration to a colleague will be accepted at no cost. If Government restrictions impact your ability to attend, or AWA's ability to hold the event, an AWA team member will be in touch to discuss your registration. 

For more information please contact:
Tomo Okai, Senior Events Manager | P: 0407 585 052 | E:

Steve Comey, Senior Exhibition Manager | P: 0414 919 424 | E: 

Elana Huthnance, Membership & Sponsorship Manager | P: 02 9467 8417 | E:

Thank you to our sponsors

Host Sponsor
Principal Sponsors
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