2023 Energy from Waste Conference

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) invites you to join us in Sydney on the 1-2 November for the 2023 Energy from Waste Conference (#2023EFW).



Australia’s national resource recovery rate currently stands at about 62% with over 27 million tons of material still being disposed of each year.  Unlike the EU, Japan and other parts of the world, Australia has not yet fully grasped the need or ability to capture energy from residual materials/products that are often poorly designed or genuinely cannot be recovered (for example hazardous or clinical material).

As we hasten towards 2030 and the target of 80% average resource recovery, it’s important that we maximise all parts of the waste management hierarchy and work across the entire supply chain to create a sustainable future where resources are maximised, and carbon and methane is minimised.  Whilst we wish all products were designed for re-use, repair, recycle, the reality is that they are not and some simply cannot be.  Capturing energy can come in a number of formats - thermal, pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion just to name a few - and play a positive role in both managing this residual material and enhancing energy supply.  

WMRR’s Energy from Waste (EFW) Conference in Sydney will explore the role and types of EFW that exist, and how we can use all levels of the waste management hierarchy to strategically manage material and build a sustainable future for Australia.

The #2023EFW Conference is made possible with the ongoing support of industry, learn more about this year's sponsors here.


The 2023 Energy from Waste Conference program is now live.

View the full conference program here.


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

Congratulations to our winner, James Moverley from Barwon Water.  See James present his winning paper in Session 7 on Thursday, 2 November.


The 2023 Energy from Waste Conference is being held in the Noble Dining Room at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground in Moore Park, just 10 minutes from the CBD.  Entry is via Gate A on Driver Avenue.

For more information on the venue and how to get there, click here


Sponsorship will give your organisation the opportunity to interact with a 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 energy, waste and resource recovery industries. To learn more about the opportunities available, download a copy of the sponsorship prospectus here

For enquiries or to book please contact [email protected] 


The 2-day trade exhibition running alongside the conference will feature a range of innovative and industry-leading product and service providers.  To promote your products and/or services to key decision makers within the national Energy from Waste sector contact [email protected] or register your interest here



Extended until 29 September

From 30 September
  Members Non-
  Members Non-
 Full Registration  $1,640  $2,150    $1,840  $2,350  $1340
 2-Day  $950  $1,290    $1,150  $1,490  $750
 1-Day  $500  $670    $600  $770  $400
 Workshop  $500  $670    $500  $670  $400
 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.    A 1.3% merchant fee applies to all card payments.
  • Cancellations must be notified in writing to WMRR at [email protected]. Cancellations received on or prior to the 14 October 2023 will receive a refund less a $150 administration charge. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after 14 October 2023, however substitutions are welcome at any time without penalty. The same rules apply to cancellations due to COVID-19.
  • Late fees apply to registrations received after 14 October 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]



31/10/2023 9:00 AM - 2/11/2023 5:00 PM
AUS Eastern Summer Time
Sydney Cricket Ground Gate A, Driver Avenue Moore Park, NSW 2021 AUSTRALIA


Tuesday, 31 October 2023

Wednesday, 01 November 2023

Thursday, 02 November 2023

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