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.


View the full 2023 Energy from Waste 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 Bradman Stand at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground in Moore Park, just 10 minutes from the CBD.  Entry is via Gate A on Driver Avenue.  The conference rooms are located on Level 2

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


There are not one (1) but two (2) networking functions on offer at the 2023 Energy from Waste Conference.  On Tuesday, 31 October we'll welcome delegates to the conference at the pre-conference welcome function being held in the historic Members Lounge at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Entry is via Gate A on Driver Avenue.

For something a little more formal, on Wednesday, 1 November 2023 the official conference dinner is being held in the Water Room at Pier One on the edge of the iconic Sydney Harbour.   Pier One is located at Walsh Bay, 11 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point. 


Thank you to our 2023 Energy from Conference sponsors for their support.   

Learn more about our sponsors here


The 2-day trade exhibition running alongside the conference will feature a range of innovative and industry-leading product and service providers. 

Learn more about our 2023 exhibitors here


The Sydney Cricket Ground have partnered with TFE Hotels to offer a 15% discount on a range of a number of Sydney hotels for conference attendees.  Click on the link or apply to the promo code 2023EFW to access the discounted rate.

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Ends 20 October

Ends 27 October
  Members Non-
  Members Non-
 Full Registration  $1,840  $2,350    $2,040  $2,550  $1340
 2-Day  $1,150  $1,490    $1,350  $1,690  $750
 1-Day  $600  $770    $700  $870  $400
 Workshop  $500  $670    $600  $770  $400
 Conference Dinner  $200  $200    $250  $250  $200
 Welcome Function  $90  $90    $110  $110  $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 20 October 2023 will receive a refund less a $150 administration charge. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after 20 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 20 October 2023.  Contact [email protected] to register.
  • 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]

Registrations have closed.


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

Thursday, 02 November 2023

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