Queensland Waste & Resource Recovery Forum

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) invites you to join us at Room Three Sixty on Thursday, 5 October 2023 for the inaugural Queensland Waste & Resource Recovery (WARR) Forum.  The theme of the event is ‘The path to 80%’.



From China Sword to ongoing disasters both natural and pandemic, there’s no doubt it’s been a tough few years for our essential industry. However, these challenges have put a spotlight on waste and resource recovery (WARR), highlighting the importance of material management, and the need to have a strong and resilient sector operating in Australia. In 2023, there is definitely a clear recognition at all levels of government on the importance of our industry, not only for supporting local business and communities but the role we play in driving investment, creating jobs and mitigating carbon.

Queensland is no exception - there’s a lot of activity underway, however will it be enough to hit the targets set out in the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy?   

The forum will bring together all levels of government with local and national industry experts to discuss the current challenges and future opportunities on the path to 80%, as they apply to the Queensland sector.   The full-day program will be split into four (4) sessions looking at:

The state of play in Queensland

Hear from state government representatives from the Department of Environment and Science (DES) and forum sponsors, the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DSDILGP) on their current programs and priorities.

Government programs + initiatives

Get a complete picture of what the WARR sector looks like right across all levels of government.  Understand the challenges at each level and how our essential sector can work with government to achieve 80% average recovery from all waste streams by 2030.   

All about organics

Here we deep dive into the WARR sector's role in one of the State's major programs, the Queensland Organics Strategy. Find out what issues they’re tackling and ultimately what success looks like.

On the ground

The final session of the day will highlight some of the inroads being made from investment in various waste streams and identify areas which need to be prioritised to fill the diversion gap and move Queensland along their path towards a circular economy.

View the program here.


Sponsor or exhibit at the forum to access a wide range of waste and resource recovery industry professionals, gain exposure, and help raise awareness of your business, products and /or services. Your organisation will benefit from networking opportunities with delegates from all levels of Government and peak providers from within sector.

Sponsorship opportunities are outlined in the prospectus. A limited number of exhibition spaces (trestle displays) are also available, placed within the catering area for maximum exposure and access to delegates. For further information please contact [email protected]

Meet our sponsors and exhibitors here.


  Members Non-Members
Full registration
 $550  $650
Forum registration  $500  $600
Networking function
 $70  $100

Please note:

  • Full registration includes entry to the forum and evening networking function, and a copy of the speaker presentations post-event.
  • Forum registration includes entry to the forum and a copy of the speaker presentations post-event.
  • Networking function registration includes entry to the evening networking function only (selection of drinks and canapes provided).
  • Full payment is due at time of registration. For any other form of payment contact WMRR National Office to discuss.
  • Cancellations must be notified in writing to WMRR at [email protected]. Cancellations received on or prior to the 28 September 2023 will receive a refund less a 20% administration charge. Refunds WILL NOT be issued for cancellations received after 28 September 2023, however substitutions within organisations are welcome without penalty.


Sign in with your username and password to register for the event. If you do not have your log-in details contact the national office at [email protected] or call 02 8746 5000. Registrations close 3pm (AEST) Thursday, 28 September 2023.







5/10/2023 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
AUS Eastern Summer Time
Room Three Sixty Queensland University of Technology 2 George Street Brisbane, QLD 4000 AUSTRALIA

Sign In