We’re excited to invite you to our 4th Water Sensitive Cities (WSC) Conference, which will be held at the Mercure Brisbane Hotel on Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 March 2019.

Our Water Sensitive Cities Conference series celebrates how water shapes our cities and towns into places that are more liveable, resilient and sustainable. ‘Delivering the transition to water sensitive cities: approaches, activities, and achievements’ will be our conference theme in 2019—the next step from our ‘Making the transition’ theme in 2017.

Here, you can check out the draft conference program, book tickets, and find key information for delegates.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Case studies expression of interest

We are calling for projects to include as case studies at the conference. You can lodge your expression of interest   here   using this   template.

The case studies will focus on how water sensitive principles are being implemented in Australia and overseas. You’ll find information about the conference topics in our   draft program.

Submissions close  Friday 16 November 2018.

Why attend



on the transition to water sensitive cities and towns that are liveable, resilient, productive and sustainable.



including national and international practitioners, researchers and other thought leaders.



on the CRCWSC’s research, adoption and synthesis activities.

More reasons to go

You’ll see how water sensitive cities are already being implemented in Australia and overseas. Plus, you’ll have early exposure to the tools that industry will use to achieve implementations in the future.

The 2019 conference will reflect our philosophy of integrated solutions. We are bringing together university, industry and government to show how cross-disciplinary approaches offer smarter urban planning and water management solutions.

Ticket prices

You can now purchase online:

  • Full 3 day conference registration (includes 1 x dinner ticket) $850
  • Full 3 day conference registration (excludes dinner ticket) $760
  • 1 Day conference registration (excludes dinner ticket) $380
  • Conference dinner (26 March) $90

All ticket prices include GST and the Sticky Ticket booking fee.

There is no student discount.


Early bird discount

Register by 21 December 2018 to receive a 20% discount on your full 3 day conference registration (including dinner) or full 3 day conference registration (excluding dinner).

Just use the promo code CRC-earlybird when purchasing tickets online (before you select the number of tickets).


Free tickets for CRCWSC participants

  • For each of our Essential Participants and Other Participants, we’re offering four free tickets.
  • For each of our SME Associate Participants, we’re offering two free tickets.

Check our list of CRCWSC Industry Participants and Associates. Contact us if you did not receive the promo code for Participants.

Accommodation package 

You may like to book your accommodation at the Mercure Brisbane Hotel (the conference venue). The hotel is offering a conference discount of 15% off the best flexible rate.

When you call the hotel to book, just let them know you’ll be attending the 4th Water Sensitive Cities Conference 2019.


Local  government travel subsidy 

We’re offering up to $500 as a travel subsidy for conference registrations by local government CRCWSC Participants. You just need to apply for the subsidy by 30 April 2019. (Any forms received after this date will not be processed for payment.)

The eligible local governments are listed on our website (see ‘Other Participants’).

For more information 

Call Clare Beeby (Event Manager), CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, +61 3 9902 4985

Email admin@crcwsc.org.au

Registrations close Monday 15 March 2019

Check out highlights from our last conference in Perth!

Last updated: 19th Apr 2018