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Conference sessions and the exhibition are held from Tuesday 30 April to Friday 3 May 2024, followed by Technical Tours.

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The 2024 IPWC program is now available!

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Get your brand in front of the largest public works audience of the year.

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SLSC Forum

The Street Lighting Smart Controls one-day Forum will be held on Wed 1 May.


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About the Conference

Held every two years, the IPWEA International Public Works Conference is the best chance for you and your organisation to engage with key stakeholders in the public works industry from across Australasia and beyond. The Venue for the 2024 Conference is the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria.

Our central conference theme Adaptation: Thriving in a New World reflects the global need to adapt and grow within an evolving landscape. Adaptation is essential for progress and sustainability in the rapidly evolving fields of public works and engineering. IPWEA remains committed to empowering communities and building a sustainable future through professional excellence, innovation, and adaptation.

About IPWC

Ian Daniels

Welcome from IPWEA President
Ian Daniels

On behalf of the IPWEA Australasian Board and the Conference Organising Committee we have pleasure in inviting you to the IPWEA International Public Works Conference, which will be held in the beautiful, thriving and culturally diverse city of Melbourne, Victoria.

We are confident you will be stimulated by and gain valuable insights from the extensive and impressive speaker line-up which will be assembled for this outstanding event. With a full program, significant networking and social functions held at iconic venues, a comprehensive exhibition of products and services, technical tours showcasing the very best of the best, and partner tours and activities, this is a Conference with a long history offering something for everybody involved with public works.

Conference Program Snapshot

Monday 29 April

  • Exhibitor Bump-in
  • Evening Welcome Function in the Exhibition

Tuesday 30 April

Day 1 Conference

  • Opening plenary session and keynote address
  • 4 Concurrent streams
  • Complete Urban Social Function at Showtime Cargo Hall

Wednesday 1 May

Day 2 Conference

  • Plenary keynote session
  • 4 Concurrent streams
  • Plus Street Lighting & Smart Controls Forum
  • Young IPWEA Evening Event

Thursday 2 May

Day 3 Conference

  • Plenary Keynote session
  • 4 Concurrent streams
  • Closing keynote session
  • Komatsu Excellence Awards Gala Dinner at MCEC

Friday 3 May

Technical Tours


The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) is the professional organisation providing member services and advocacy for those involved in and delivering public works and engineering services to the community both in Australia and New Zealand.

The evolvement of IPWEA over the past two decades from its traditional local government engineering focus to public works has added a new dimension to public works professionalism. Members come from the wide range of professions involved in public works and services – engineers, technicians, public works directors, contractors, consultants, managers, and other technical staff and managers. Membership grades also reflect their achievements within the Institute.

IPWEA is recognised nationally and internationally for its leadership and delivery of products and services aimed at advancing public works knowledge and delivering better outcomes for the community.

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