Why attend

The IPWEA International Public Works Conference is the largest public works Conference held in Australia and is only held once in every two years. Choose from six concurrent streams, with over 120 papers, plus five plenary sessions with expert keynote speakers.

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50+ exhibitors

140+ speakers

6 streams 

2017 Conference Photos

Click below to view the photos from IPWC 2017 Conference held in Perth, Western Australia from 20-23 August 2017.

Welcome from IPWEA President – Mat Greskie

On behalf of the IPWEA Australasian Board and the Conference Organising Committee we have pleasure in welcoming you to the Hobart International Public Works Conference. 

Vibrant Futures, Solid Foundations is the theme of the Conference and we trust you will be stimulated by and gain valuable insights from the extensive and impressive speaker line-up which has been 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 offering something for everybody involved with public works.



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 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.

Almost all of Australia and New Zealand’s professional consultancy firms which specialise in public sector infrastructure including roads, water, power, rail, ports and airports – are members of IPWEA. Our private sector members bring thought leadership, innovation and a commercial focus to IPWEA’s industry leadership.

The evolvement of IPWEA over the past decade 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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