2021 WARRQ Conference

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) invites you to the 2021 WARRQ Conference to be held at the Bundaberg Multiplex Sport & Convention Centre on 20-21 October.


The biennial WARRQ – formerly Waste Q – conference is on in 2021, this time at the home of Aussie’s favourite rum, Bundaberg.

The 2021 conference has its eye set on future-proofing waste and resource recovery (WARR) in Queensland, under the theme, “To 2030 and beyond”. 

The future looks bright for our essential industry, with settings such as the waste export bans and long-term policy directions at all levels of government in place, backed by significant state and federal funding commitments. So, how can we capture this once-in-a-life time shift and focus on WARR? How can the state meet both its and the national WARR targets and soar to unprecedented levels of growth and success that will secure our long-term viability to 2030 and beyond?

The 2021 WARRQ Conference will delve into state and regional best practice and innovation, current and new policy directions, challenging waste streams and the opportunities they present, and the importance of education in long-term planning.

The conference will also seek to identify current and emerging issues facing metro and regional WARR management and will look to local and national success stories and lessons learnt to solve them.

The 2021 WARRQ Conference is made possible with the support of our incredible sponsors:

Find out more about them here.


The 2021 call for abstracts attracted a record number of submissions, resulting in a not-to-be-missed quality program covering all things WARR from product stewardship, data, organics, infrastructure planning and more.

View a copy of the program here.


On show at the 2021 WARRQ Conference will be a handful of exhibitors offering innovative products and services which will take the Queensland WARR sector to where they need to be in 2030 and beyond.

Make sure you take the time to say hi and see what they have offer.  Meet our exhibitors here.


Sponsor or exhibit at the 2021 WARRQ Conference and 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 Queensland waste and resource recovery industry.

Sponsorship Prospectus | Exhibition Booking Form

For more information and/or to discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact [email protected] 


The health of our members, speakers and delegates is our priority, and we've been working hard to ensure we can safely deliver the 2021 WARRQ Conference in person. You can be assured we will follow all Queensland Government regulations in running this event.

If you're planning on travelling to the conference from interstate, keep up-to-date with all border restrictions and entry rules at qld.gov.au


Extended until 13 October 2021
From 14 October 2021
  Members Non-Members    Members Non-Members
Package 1 - SOLD OUT  $1,150  $1,450    $1,350  $1,650
Package 2 (excludes tour)  $1,050  $1,350    $1,250  $1,550
2 Day Conference  $850  $1,150    $1,050  $1,350
1 Day Conference  $450  $600    $550  $700
Technical Tour - SOLD OUT  $120  $150    $120  $150
Conference Dinner  $160  $160    $160  $160
Welcome Function  $80  $80    $80  $80

All conference registrations include access to sessions, catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea), and speaker presentations (post-conference). Package 1 (full registration) includes the 2-day conference, technical tour and entry to both social functions. 

Please note:

  • Full payment is due at time of registration. For any other form of payment contact WMRR National Office to discuss.
  • If the event is unable to go ahead as advertised due to covid-19, all registrants will be eligible for a full refund.
  • Cancellations must be notified in writing to WMRR. Cancellations received on or prior to the 8 October 2021 will receive a refund less a $150 administration charge. Refunds WILL NOT be issued for cancellations received after 8 October 2021. Substitutions within organisations are welcome without penalty, however fees will apply for additional package inclusions.
  • Cancellations due to government-imposed travel restrictions will receive a full refund. 
  • Late fees apply to registrations received after 13 October 2021.
  • WMRR does not disclose any personal information to third parties without prior consent.

Please sign in to register for the conference. If you do not have your log-in details, please do not create a new one but ring the national office on 02 8746 5000 or email [email protected] for assistance.


19/10/2021 9:00 AM - 21/10/2021 5:00 PM
AUS Eastern Summer Time
Bundaberg Multiplex Sport & Convention Centre 1 Civic Ave Bundaberg West, QLD 4670 AUSTRALIA


Thursday, 21 October 2021

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