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NT Water in the Bush Conference and Awards Dinner 2022

Icon of a calendar 13 Oct, 2022 - 14 Oct, 2022 | Small clock icon 1:00pm - 5:30pm ACST | Icon of a map pin Darwin Convention Centre

Now in its 33rd year, our Water in the Bush Conference is the Territory’s premier annual water conference connecting water professionals, the community and industry from across Australia to share information and knowledge about the current and future state of water and inspire positive change.

Supporting this conference is the trade display, giving delegates the opportunity to see the latest products and services on the market and providing organisations the opportunity to build contacts and improve existing relationships. Following day one of Conference, we will celebrate the NT Water Awards at the Conference Dinner.

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Minister's Address

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Hon Lauren Moss
Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Security; Minister for Equality and Inclusion; Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention; Minister for Seniors; Minister for Youth

Lauren Moss is the Northern Territory’s first Minister for Climate Change, incorporating responsibility for Environment and Water Security. A long-standing advocate in youth mental health and education, Lauren is also Minister in the portfolios of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention; Equality and Inclusion; Youth, and; Seniors. Lauren was elected in 2014 to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly as the member for Darwin’s northern suburbs electorate of Casuarina. She was the Territory’s youngest parliamentarian when she won a by-election, aged 27.

Event Details

Following day one of the conference, the NT Water Awards winners will be announced at the Conference Dinner. The dinner is included in a full registration or can be purchased separately.


Date & Time Thursday, 13 October 2022 1:30pm - 5:30pm ACST
Friday, 14 October 2022 8:00am - 5:30pm ACST
Venue Waterfront Rooms, Darwin Convention Centre
Address 10 Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin City NT 0800

NT Water Awards Dinner

Date Thursday, 13 October 2022
Time 6:30pm - 10:00pm ACST
Venue Wharf One, F3A/19 Kitchener Drive, Darwin Waterfront, NT 0801


Registration is now closed. For any questions regarding registration, please email


Full Registration
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for Thursday and Friday + NT Water Awards Dinner

$430.00 $570.00

Conference Only Registration
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for Thursday and Friday (no dinner)

$355.00 $495.00

Thursday Conference Registration
Afternoon tea for Thursday (plus option to add dinner)

$90.00 $125.00
Friday Conference Registration
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for Friday (plus option to add dinner)
$275.00 $380.00
Dinner Only Registration
NT Water Awards Dinner only on Thursday 
$130.00 $180.00

Registrations are due by COB Thursday 6 October 2022.  

If you wish to find out more about AWA's membership benefits visit our membership webpage here or contact

TFE Hotels has offered conference attendees 20% off their best available rate. To find out more and book, please click on the relevant Hotel below:
- Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin
- Travelodge Resort Darwin
Note: Delegates will be required to book and pay for their own accommodation, with rooms subject to availability at the time of booking. The discount applies for stay dates 10/10/2021 - 16/10/2021.

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 events@awa.asn.auat 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.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for the event are also available - see the prospectus here:

Sponsorship & Trade Prospectus

For more information please contact:
Elyse Gradwell, Events Manager | Ph: (02) 9467 8414 | E:
Membership and Sponsorship: Kyllie Whitehead, Member Engagement Manager - WA & NT | Ph: 02 9467 8420 | E:
Exhibition: Steve Comey, Senior Exhibition Manager | P: 0414 919 424 | E:


Thank you to our sponsors

Principal Partner

Power and Water Corporation-1

Gold Partner

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Silver Partner

National R&D Excellence Award Sponsor

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National Young Water Professional of the Year Award Sponsor


 NT Student Water Prize Sponsor



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