Conference Format

We are excited to announce that the Waste 2024 Conference is scheduled to take place from 14-16 May 2024 at Opal Cove Resort Coffs Harbour.  

The structure

The Waste 2024 Conference will be a hybrid event featuring:.

  • A face-to-face conference and exhibition; 
  • Live broadcasts of all presentations for those who cannot attend the face-to-face event; and 
  • An interactive Equipment & Technology Expo with associated presentations.

The conference program will feature a series of keynote addresses, panel discussions and workshops and will be followed by a three streamed program each day over a 3 day period allowing you to tailor your learning to your needs. 


  • All registrations are to be completed online (bookings are due to open 12 March 2024) 
  • Delegates will be able to register and attend for the full 3 day conference, or can select a 1 or 2 day option
  • Delegates attending the face-to-face conference will be asked to nominate at the time of registration which conference streams they will be participating in. This information will be used by the organisers as a guide to room capacity limitations. Program released March 2024
  • Presenters will have the option of registering for the full 3 day conference OR the day they are presenting. If selecting a one day registration, presenters will be able to attend the conference sessions (that they nominate at the time of registration) throughout that day

Sponsors and exhibitors

The indoor and outdoor exhibition layout can be found on the Exhibition Opportunities page of this website:

  • A maximum of one (1) sponsor/exhibitor registration is included when booking any indoor exhibition space 
  • Should more than one person wish to participate in the exhibition, additional indoor/outdoor sponsor/exhibitor registrations can be purchased separately
  • Sponsor/exhibitor registrations will be able to attend all Expo presentations on the Tuesday (located in the outdoor marquee). They will not be able to attend the conference presentations unless a stream pass is purchased. 
  • All attendees will have access to the conference presentations, either via the live stream, or after the event 
  • Morning and afternoon tea will be held among our exhibitors and lunch will be located in the Horizon's Restaurant and Terrace

Social events

There will be three (3) social events as usual

  • Welcome Reception (Tuesday 14th May) – this will take place outside among the outdoor exhibitors (weather permitting) 
  • Conference Dinner (Wednesday 15th May) – This will take place at Pacific Bay Resort and will begin outdoors (weather permitting) to enable maximum networking opportunities. A seated (themed) dinner will take place inside
  • Finale Buffet (Thursday 16th May) – this will take place in the Horizon’s Restaurant and on the Terrace (weather permitting)

We look forward to welcoming you to Waste 2024!