2023 Australian Landfill & Transfer Stations Conference

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) invites you to join us in Melbourne from 20-22 June 2023 for this leading industry event.



Landfills and transfer stations play an essential role in an integrated waste and resource recovery (WARR) industry, providing facilities for materials aggregation and separation, recovery, and final disposal, as well as being critical in times of disaster - both natural and pandemic.  Australia’s facilities are highly engineered and designed to ensure best practice.  

Sensible infrastructure planning, and continued improvement and innovation in design, operation, regulation, and safety, are all paramount for these facilities to continue to deliver the essential services and support they offer. 

Under the theme 'Essential infrastructure for Australia’s future' the WMRR's 2023 Australian Landfill and Transfer Stations (ALTS) Conference will provide a forum to share knowledge and discuss opportunities, pathways, and models to drive the industry forward. 

The #2023ALTS Conference is made possible with the ongoing support of industry, including:

  • Platinum sponsor - Geofabrics
  • Dinner sponsor - Tonkin + Taylor
  • Barista sponsor - Ennovo
  • Name badge sponsor - WSP Australia
  • Break sponsor - LMS Energy
  • And more!

Learn more about our sponsors here.


The 2023 Australian Landfill and Transfer Stations Conference program is now available here.


WMRR is giving one (1) of our Young Professionals (YPs) an opportunity to attend and present at the 2023 Australian Landfill and Transfer Conference, with all expenses related to travel and conference registration covered as part of the scholarship. 

To be eligible for consideration, you must:

  • be a current financial WMRR member;
  • be 35 years old or younger; 
  • have at least two (2) years’ professional experience in the WARR sector;
  • submit an abstract under one of the conference streams
  • be able to attend and present in-person at the conference if selected; 
  • write a brief article for use by WMRR on your conference experience; and
  • not be a previous scholarship winner. 

Applications for the YPs Scholarship are closed, with the winner to be announced soon - watch this space for the big reveal!


The Australian Landfill and Transfer Station (ALTS) Awards, were established in 2007 to showcase the best that landfills and transfer stations have to offer.

This year the awards have evolved to recognise not only best practice and innovation in landfill and transfer station facilities but also the individuals who are leading the way in the sector.   There are three (3) awards across two (2) categories available to enter:

Industry Leadership Award
The Industry Leadership Award is a peer-nominated award open to any leader within the landfill or transfer station/eco precinct sector who is a true industry ambassador, that has had a clear and demonstrable impact on their business’ success, delivered growth, and positively impacted and progressed the industry as a whole.  

Outstanding Innovation, Project or Facility 
The Outstanding Innovation, Project or Facility Award is open to all landfills and transfer stations/eco precincts and is presented to an innovation, project, or facility that has delivered cost-effective and high-impact success in its targeted field (landfill or transfer station/eco precinct).  

The awards are judged by a panel of industry experts, with the winners announced during the official ALTS Conference Dinner in Melbourne on Wednesday, 21 June 2023.

Applications are now closed.  Finalists will be announced at the end of May.


Sponsorship will give your organisation the opportunity to interact with wide range of industry professionals, gain exposure and help raise awareness of your business, products and/or services.  Become involved and benefit from access to delegates from all levels of government and peak providers from within the waste and resource recovery industry.

Download a copy of the sponsorship prospectus here.


Through its high quality, targeted program ALTS attracts key decision makers from within the waste and resource recovery sector.  If you're in the business of supplying products or services to landfills and/or transfer stations then #2023ALTS is not to be missed. 

For exhibition enquiries please contact the Events Manager at [email protected] or register your interest here.



Extended until 8 May

From 9 May
  Members Non-
  Members Non-
 Full Registration  $1,640  $2,140    $1,840  $2,340  $1340
 2-Day  $950  $1,300    $1,150  $1,500  $750
 1-Day  $500  $675    $600  $775  $400
 Workshop  $500  $650    $500  $650  $350
 Conference Dinner  $200  $200    $200  $200  $200
 Welcome Function  $90  $90    $90  $90  $90


Prices are in Australian dollars and GST inclusive. Conference registrations include access to all sessions on the day/s registered, catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea), speaker presentations (post-conference), and access the trade exhibition. A full registration covers entry to all events, including the pre-conference workshop and welcome function, 2-day conference and the official conference dinner.   

Please note:

  • Payment is via credit card at the time of registration, or choose to 'pay later' and you'll receive an invoice.    
  • Cancellations must be notified in writing to WMRR at [email protected] Cancellations received on or prior to the 6 June 2023 will receive a refund less a $150 administration charge. Refunds WILL NOT be issued for cancellations received after 6 June 2023, however substitutions are welcome at any time without penalty. The same rules apply to cancellations due to COVID-19.
  • A full refund will be issued for cancellations due to government-imposed travel restrictions.
  • Late fees apply to registrations received after 9 June 2023.
  • Delegate information will be shared with conference sponsors and exhibitors.  If you do not want to share your contact details please let us know at [email protected]


Please sign-in or create a new account to register.  If you already have an account but can't remember your login details, or would like a hand with your registration, please contact the national office on (02) 8746 5000 or email [email protected]

For all other conference enquires please contact the Events Manager at [email protected]


20/06/2023 - 22/06/2023
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf Melbourne, VIC 3006 AUSTRALIA


Thursday, 22 June 2023

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