Events

Current events

Course
Learn more about From linear to circular: a global online learning programme
From linear to circular: a global online learning programme
Wednesday 30 March 2022 to Friday 30 December 2022
A fantastic opportunity for postgraduate students and professionals at the start of their circular economy career to bring greater purpose to their work or research and want to become a circular economy advocate and catalyst within their organisation.
Wednesday 30 March 2022 to Friday 30 December 2022
Course
Learn more about Sustainable Packaging in a Circular Economy
Sustainable Packaging in a Circular Economy
Wednesday 15 June 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022
Learn how to apply the principles of the circular economy to sustainable packaging systems. You'll learn how circular design principles can be applied to create 'closed loop' packaging systems, business strategies that support these systems, opportunities of designing with renewable, bio-based materials and best practices through case studies with industry frontrunners.
Wednesday 15 June 2022 to Wednesday 2 November 2022
Webinar
Learn more about Circular Week 2022
Circular Week 2022
Monday 3 October 2022 to Sunday 9 October 2022
Circular Week is an international campaign which consists series of events and initiatives devoted to the subject of circular economy and sustainable development that take place throughout Europe. The Circular Week’s goal is to promote the idea of a circular economy, support sustainable business models and establish cooperation between interested stakeholders.
Monday 3 October 2022 to Sunday 9 October 2022
Course
Learn more about Google for Startups Accelerator: Circular Economy
Google for Startups Accelerator: Circular Economy
Wednesday 5 October 2022 to Thursday 10 November 2022
Google for Startups Accelerator: Circular Economy is a 10-week virtual accelerator program for Seed to Series A technology startups and non-profit organizations based in North America and Asia Pacific. The accelerator is designed to bring the best of Google's programs, products, people, network and technology to those working towards a waste-free world. Applications are now open and close 10 November.
Wednesday 5 October 2022 to Thursday 10 November 2022
In-person event
Learn more about What's Possible? LaunchHUB Showcase
What's Possible? LaunchHUB Showcase
Thursday 6 October 2022
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Our Place, Level 7, Room 40, 122 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
What's Possible? is Activator's yearly highlight reel of everything RMIT has to offer in the world of entrepreneurship. A gathering of ideas translated into experiences, where you can choose your own adventure and become inspired by anything and everything possible. This night will feature a number of circular startups.
Thursday 6 October 2022, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Our Place, Level 7, Room 40, 122 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
In-person event
Learn more about The Circularity of Sport
The Circularity of Sport
Thursday 13 October 2022
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
321 Exhibition Street, Level 12, Melbourne, VIC 3000
The Circularity of Sport will bring together a cross-sector of Australian industry for a morning filled with presentations, candid conversations and a hands on mini hackathon. Join individuals and organisations who are leading the sustainable sport revolution.
Thursday 13 October 2022, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
321 Exhibition Street, Level 12, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Awards
Learn more about The Circle Awards
The Circle Awards
Tuesday 18 October 2022
The Circle Awards launched in 2021 as a way of recognising and showcasing the local businesses and organisations creating positive environmental and social impact to inspire others to take action. With a total prize pool valued at over $100,000 plus a wealth of money-can’t-buy opportunities up for grabs, enter now to win.
Tuesday 18 October 2022
In-person event
Learn more about Purpose Conference
Purpose Conference
Wednesday 19 October 2022 to Thursday 20 October 2022
Carriageworks Sydney, 245 Wilson St (corner Codrington St), Eveleigh New South Wales 2016
Purpose 2022 is a unique event created to celebrate & accelerate the growth of the purpose-driven business movement in Australia.
Wednesday 19 October 2022 to Thursday 20 October 2022
Carriageworks Sydney, 245 Wilson St (corner Codrington St), Eveleigh New South Wales 2016
Conference
Learn more about All-Energy Australia 2022
All-Energy Australia 2022
Wednesday 26 October 2022 to Thursday 27 October 2022
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006
This event provides delegates with exclusive access to the latest technology, information and trends relevant to those working or investing in the renewables sector.
Wednesday 26 October 2022, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm to Thursday 27 October 2022, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006
Workshop
Learn more about Boomerang Labs Bootcamp 2022
Boomerang Labs Bootcamp 2022
Thursday 3 November 2022 to Friday 4 November 2022
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Applications are now open for Boomerang Labs’ 2022 Bootcamp, 03-04 November. This 2-day program is specifically designed for early-stage startups, to equip founders with skills, knowledge and connections to jump start their emerging circular economy ventures. Read more about the bootcamp and submit your application today.
Thursday 3 November 2022, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm to Friday 4 November 2022, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
In-person event
Learn more about Australian Circular Economy Conference
Australian Circular Economy Conference
Monday 21 November 2022 to Friday 25 November 2022
The Australian Circular Economy Conference (ACEC) in this third iteration will be the opportunity to bring together current and emerging circular economy leaders in Australia. Special attention will be on University Research Commercialisation (URC) and breaking barriers around research-industry engagement on the translation of research into commercial technologies and solutions. This Conference welcomes audiences from all levels of the community, with the objective to share knowledge on the circular economy, discuss trends in policy, research, education, business, and industry.
Monday 21 November 2022 to Friday 25 November 2022
In-person event
Learn more about Circularity 2022
Circularity 2022
Thursday 24 November 2022 to Friday 25 November 2022
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Hilton Sydney, 488 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Circularity, brought to you by Planet Ark's Australian Circular Economy Hub (ACE Hub), is a new comprehensive event consisting of conference sessions, exhibitions, and an awards dinner. Over 2 days, business and government leaders, circular economy practitioners, sustainability professionals, waste and environmental management, academics and active circular community leaders will come together, on 24-25 November, to discuss the latest topics, trends, and insights regarding circular economy in Australia and the Asia Pacific.
Thursday 24 November 2022, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm to Friday 25 November 2022, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hilton Sydney, 488 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

Past events

Webinar
Learn more about Circular Economy Masterclass for Councils
Circular Economy Masterclass for Councils
Wednesday 5 October 2022
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
This online masterclass is aimed at local government staff wanting to turbo-charge their circular economy projects. This masterclass is suitable for beginners through to experts and designed for council officers, coordinators, managers, executives and other decision-makers working in: economic development, infrastructure and engineering, procurement, communications, waste and sustainability.
Wednesday 5 October 2022, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar
Learn more about Circularity in Africa: Built Environment
Circularity in Africa: Built Environment
Thursday 22 September 2022 to Friday 23 September 2022
11:00 pm to 1:00 am
The African Circular Economy Network (ACEN) is hosting the third session in the five-part workshop series titled Circularity in Africa: Built Environment. This session is labelled a World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF2022) Official Side Event and is based on African Circular Economy Alliance’s (ACEAs) five big bets. The workshop will discuss how to implement circular economy principles, which include circular design, sustainable building materials, the construction of green buildings to improve operational life; and circular approaches to managing waste and wastewater from the built environment.
Thursday 22 September 2022, 11:00 pm - 1:00 am to Friday 23 September 2022, 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Course
Learn more about Circular and low-emissions procurement
Circular and low-emissions procurement
Thursday 15 September 2022
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Focus is on tenders, contracts, partnerships, collaborations, certified labels for low emissions and circular products.
Thursday 15 September 2022, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Conference
Learn more about Circular Economy Symposium 2022
Circular Economy Symposium 2022
Thursday 15 September 2022
Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU, University Ave, Acton ACT 2601
This spring, the first ever CBR360 Circular Economy Symposium brings together Canberrans from across all sectors of the city to kick off a conversation about a circular economy. It's time to close the loop on last century's harmful take-make-waste production and consumption practices. Hosted by the Conservation Council ACT Region in partnership with the ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, this one-day event will be the foundation for the CBR360 community of circular innovation.
Thursday 15 September 2022
Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU, University Ave, Acton ACT 2601
In-person event
Learn more about From all-electric to sustainable homes and communities
From all-electric to sustainable homes and communities
Monday 12 September 2022
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Arena, NAB Docklands 700 Bourke St, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia
Join us in this exciting conversation between Prof Usha Iyer-Raniga (RMIT University), Simone Schenkel (GruenEcoDesign), Dr Fiona Gray (Renew) and Sonja Markovic (Evitat), exploring the quality of our homes in the context of climate emergency and how innovation can help us change a system for the better.
Monday 12 September 2022, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Arena, NAB Docklands 700 Bourke St, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia
Webinar
Learn more about Boomerang Labs Startup Showcase for Angel Investors
Boomerang Labs Startup Showcase for Angel Investors
Wednesday 7 September 2022
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hear from the Boomerang Labs 2022 cohort of up-and-coming entrepreneurs, who are disrupting the fashion, organic waste and packaging sectors through circular economy innovation. Each startup will give a short presentation on their business model, including details on how they plan to scale their venture and what investment they are seeking.
Wednesday 7 September 2022, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar
Learn more about Climate and Organics: From farm, factory and plate, and back to soil
Climate and Organics: From farm, factory and plate, and back to soil
Wednesday 7 September 2022
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
In this masterclass you will learn from leaders in Australia and overseas (France, Italy, UK and Netherlands) and their smart solutions. Participants and presenters will discuss the ways we can transform the pathways for organic materials in Australia, feed our people, support new businesses and farmers, and cut methane emissions for a more sustainable future.
Wednesday 7 September 2022, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
In-person event
Learn more about ecologiQ Greener Infrastructure Conference
ecologiQ Greener Infrastructure Conference
Tuesday 6 September 2022 to Wednesday 7 September 2022
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006
Victoria's award-winning ecologiQ program has its sights set on a green future and invites the infrastructure industry, policymakers and innovators to share in it at the ecologiQ Greener Infrastructure Conference. The conference agenda will explore the role of infrastructure in driving a circular economy – with recycled and reused materials leading the way – the economic and resource factors shaping the industry's greener future and how governments at every level can use procurement and policy to change how waste is used.
Tuesday 6 September 2022 to Wednesday 7 September 2022
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006
Course
Learn more about Open Program: Transitioning from linear to circular with The Blue Connection
Open Program: Transitioning from linear to circular with The Blue Connection
Friday 2 September 2022 to Friday 23 September 2022
One of the key questions in going circular is: Does circularity make business sense – yes or no? We could debate this question forever, but instead, we invite you to go into action and come experience the opportunities and challenges of a circular transition first-hand. This 3 week-long program with The Blue Connection aims to go from abstract ideas to real change and thereby substantially increase the speed of the circular transition.
Friday 2 September 2022 to Friday 23 September 2022
Webinar
Learn more about Transitioning to the Circular Economy With Lisa Mclean, CEO Circular Australia
Transitioning to the Circular Economy With Lisa Mclean, CEO Circular Australia
Tuesday 30 August 2022
By transitioning to the Circular Economy, Australia could generate $2 billion (or 3.25% of GDP) in direct economic benefits over twenty years and save 165 million tonnes of CO2 by 2040. How can standards help turbo-charge Australia’s transition to the circular economy? What can we learn from leading economies and organisations that have committed to the transition to circular economy (e.g. Netherlands by 2050)? Lisa Mclean, CEO, Circular Australia will discuss the state of play in Australia in relation to achieving a truly circular economy, how standards come in to play, and what needs to happen to drive sustainable growth.
Tuesday 30 August 2022
Live panel
Learn more about NEXT X NOW Talk Series: Waste As A Resource
NEXT X NOW Talk Series: Waste As A Resource
Friday 26 August 2022
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Hanover House, 158 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006
A circular future is the way forward. What happens when we reframe waste as a resource? Industry experts Timothy Moore (Sibling Architecture), Blake Witherow (Precious Plastics Melbourne), Amanda Morgan (Fungi Solutions) and ceramicist Claire Ellis will deep dive into how embracing post-consumer waste will revolutionise retail design.
Friday 26 August 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hanover House, 158 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006
Conference
Learn more about Australian Waste and Recycling Expo
Australian Waste and Recycling Expo
Wednesday 24 August 2022 to Thursday 25 August 2022
International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000
Where waste professionals come together to join forces for a world of solutions towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.
Wednesday 24 August 2022 to Thursday 25 August 2022
International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000
Webinar
Learn more about Creating Value from Food Waste
Creating Value from Food Waste
Thursday 18 August 2022
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
La Trobe University’s Research and Innovation Precinct in collaboration with CSIRO, Australia’s National Science Agency, invites you to the first webinar in our series exploring how industry and research can collaborate to tackle the challenges of food loss and waste.
Thursday 18 August 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar
Learn more about Financing Circular Solutions
Financing Circular Solutions
Wednesday 17 August 2022
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sustainable Australia Fund (SAF) and ASPIRE have taken the lead in implementing circular economy solutions to the challenges that different businesses face in their journey in becoming sustainable. Join SAF and ASPIRE as they bring you Christine Gross (Channel Partner and Accounts Manager), to learn how SAF has been partnering with more than 40 local governments and different businesses across the country to deliver savings and sustainability solutions.
Wednesday 17 August 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
In-person event
Learn more about Circular Innovators Network Night
Circular Innovators Network Night
Monday 8 August 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Old Cheese Factory, 34 Homestead Road, Berwick, VIC 3806
During this informal event, you will have the opportunity to hear from leaders from the City of Casey as well as Caitlin Phillips-Peddlesden (RMIT Activator) and Ian Wong (Circular Economy Victoria). They will share learnings around circular innovation and the importance of collaboration to enable a change towards a circular economy. You will find out more about the Circular Economy Living Lab and the funding opportunities available, including up to $50,000 to trial projects.
Monday 8 August 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Cheese Factory, 34 Homestead Road, Berwick, VIC 3806
In-person event
Learn more about 2022 Australian Repair Summit
2022 Australian Repair Summit
Friday 5 August 2022
National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra ACT 2600
Professor Leanne Wiseman and the Australian Repair Network would like to invite you to the 2022 Australian Repair Summit on 5 August 2022 at the National Library, Canberra. This will be an in-person event, with the option of also attending online. This summit provides an opportunity for interested Repair stakeholders to genuinely engage with Government, policy makers and industry to discuss recent developments in the Right to Repair movement in an event that welcomes discussion, relevant questions, and respectful debate.
Friday 5 August 2022
National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra ACT 2600
Conference
Learn more about ‘From Adversity to Opportunity’ Mainstreet Australia conference
‘From Adversity to Opportunity’ Mainstreet Australia conference
Thursday 4 August 2022
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
The Phee Broadway Theatre, 212 Barker St Castlemaine, VIC
Mainstreet Australia Conference brings together organisations and individuals committed to the success and survival of main streets and town centres, for education, inspiration and connection. Learn more about the circular economy by joining the session – Main streets with a conscience and sustainable solutions.
Thursday 4 August 2022, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Phee Broadway Theatre, 212 Barker St Castlemaine, VIC
Conference
Learn more about ‘From Adversity to Opportunity’ Mainstreet Australia conference
‘From Adversity to Opportunity’ Mainstreet Australia conference
Tuesday 2 August 2022
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Hawthorn Arts Centre 360 Burwood Rd Hawthorn, VIC
Mainstreet Australia Conference brings together organisations and individuals committed to the success and survival of main streets and town centres, for education, inspiration and connection. Learn more about the circular economy by joining the session – Main streets with a conscience and sustainable solutions.
Tuesday 2 August 2022, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hawthorn Arts Centre 360 Burwood Rd Hawthorn, VIC
In-person event
Learn more about Advancing Circularity – Session 3: Circular Business Models
Advancing Circularity – Session 3: Circular Business Models
Friday 29 July 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Advancing Circularity is a research showcase exploring some of Australia's leading circular economy research. During this session you will hear from 4 researchers exploring circularity on a business model level. Each researcher will present for 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers.
Friday 29 July 2022, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
In-person event
Learn more about Advancing Circularity – Session 4: Circular Ecosystems
Advancing Circularity – Session 4: Circular Ecosystems
Friday 29 July 2022
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Advancing Circularity is a research showcase exploring some of Australia's leading circular economy research. During this session you will hear from 4 researchers exploring circularity on an ecosystem level. Each researcher will present for 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers.
Friday 29 July 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
In-person event
Learn more about Advancing Circularity – Session 1: Circular Materials
Advancing Circularity – Session 1: Circular Materials
Thursday 28 July 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Advancing Circularity is a research showcase exploring some of Australia's leading circular economy research. During this session you will hear from 4 researchers exploring circularity on a material level. Each researcher will present for 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers. Advancing Circularity is an initiative from the Victorian Circular Activator to showcase some of the leading circular economy research in Australia.
Thursday 28 July 2022, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
In-person event
Learn more about Advancing Circularity – Session 2: Circular Products
Advancing Circularity – Session 2: Circular Products
Thursday 28 July 2022
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Advancing Circularity is a research showcase exploring some of Australia's leading circular economy research. During this session you will hear from 4 researchers exploring circularity on a product level. Each researcher will present for 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers. Advancing Circularity is an initiative from the Victorian Circular Activator to showcase some of the leading circular economy research in Australia.
Thursday 28 July 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
In-person event
Learn more about Advancing Circularity Networking Event
Advancing Circularity Networking Event
Thursday 28 July 2022
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Join us for a face-to-face networking event to close off Advancing Circularity 2022. This will be a catered event that connects circular economy researchers to government, industry, and community leaders and practitioners from across the circular economy space. Advancing Circularity is an initiative from the Victorian Circular Activator to showcase some of the leading circular economy research in Australia.
Thursday 28 July 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
In-person event
Learn more about Albury Wodonga Circular Economy Showcase 2022
Albury Wodonga Circular Economy Showcase 2022
Friday 22 July 2022
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Mantra Albury Hotel, 524 Smollett Street, Albury, NSW 2640
This event will take participants beyond recycling to a deeper understanding of the ‘Circular Economy’, how it can transform businesses, mindsets and minimise carbon footprints, featuring keynote speakers and specialised case studies.
Friday 22 July 2022, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mantra Albury Hotel, 524 Smollett Street, Albury, NSW 2640
Course
Learn more about Climate and circular organics from farm to factory to soil
Climate and circular organics from farm to factory to soil
Thursday 21 July 2022
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Learn about changes required to reduce the losses, costs and emissions that arise in all parts of our food economy and supply chain.
Thursday 21 July 2022, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Course
Learn more about Circular and low-emission buildings
Circular and low-emission buildings
Thursday 21 July 2022
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Exciting developments are underway globally in material and product supply chains targeting costs and emissions from building products and operations.
Thursday 21 July 2022, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
In-person event
Learn more about Living Cities Forum
Living Cities Forum
Thursday 21 July 2022
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Edge, Federation Square, Swanston Street & Flinders Steet, Melbourne, VIC 3000
The Living Cities Forum is an annual assembly exploring the role of design, planning and architecture in shaping our society. It returns to Melbourne with an impressive array of international and local architecture and urban design leaders—featuring keynote addresses from globally renowned thinkers including Ghanian educator and architectural scientist Mae-ling Lokko, Eindhoven-based architect and educator Joseph Grima, Canadian landscape architect Jane Hutton, and British architect and co-founder of Dark Matter Labs Indy Johar.
Thursday 21 July 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Edge, Federation Square, Swanston Street & Flinders Steet, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Webinar
Learn more about Circular Economy Impact on Public and Private Sectors
Circular Economy Impact on Public and Private Sectors
Wednesday 20 July 2022
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Join Edge Environment and ASPIRE as they bring you Christian Keel (Principal Sustainability Consultant) and Hannah Elias (Sustainability Consultant), to learn more about how various circular economy projects are impacting different public and private sectors.
Wednesday 20 July 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Webinar
Learn more about Second Town Hall Meeting for the National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme
Second Town Hall Meeting for the National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme
Wednesday 20 July 2022
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Australian Fashion Council and consortium members; Charitable Recycling Australia, Queensland University of Technology, Sustainable Resource Use and WRAP; invite you to the second Town Hall Meeting for the National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme. Join us online as we share insights from two key reports and their findings which will inform the National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme design.
Wednesday 20 July 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar
Learn more about Reuse solutions for events – Masterclass
Reuse solutions for events – Masterclass
Tuesday 12 July 2022
11:00 am to 12:15 pm
This masterclass is to inform festival/event planners, councils, educational institutes and sporting, music, cultural, recreational organisations on how to implement a reusable system to reduce single use plastics at your events. Join this free online masterclass to hear how B-Alternative, Green My Plate and Green Music Australia are implementing reuse models to reduce single-use plastic waste at various events.
Tuesday 12 July 2022, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Webinar
Learn more about Circular Economy Helping to Reduce Biodiversity Loss
Circular Economy Helping to Reduce Biodiversity Loss
Friday 24 June 2022
9:30 am to 10:30 am
The Eatern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC), in collaboration with Circular Economy Western Australia (CEWA), is leading in catalysing Circular Economy topics to create a foundation for circularity within our local economy. The upcoming webinar will give you the opportunity to understand ‘Circular Economy Helping to Reduce Biodiversity Loss’ and show you how circularity can help us to halt and reverse biodiversity loss, and support conservation efforts to bend the curve towards a nature-positive future.
Friday 24 June 2022, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Webinar
Learn more about Grant writing workshop: Business Support Fund Round 2
Grant writing workshop: Business Support Fund Round 2
Thursday 23 June 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Learn how to write effective grant applications in this webinar. Delivered by Sustainability Victoria’s Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre (CEBIC), this session will assist you to make an effective application for the Business Support Fund. This 60-minute workshop will be a step-by-step guide to the SmartyGrants application process, with a focus on how to respond to the merit criteria questions.
Thursday 23 June 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In-person event
Learn more about Victorian Chamber Presents: Why Sustainability is Good for Business
Victorian Chamber Presents: Why Sustainability is Good for Business
Tuesday 21 June 2022
7:00 am to 9:00 am
Palladium at Crown, 8 Whiteman Street Southbank VIC 3006
Since 2015, Arcadis has published a Sustainability Cities Index (SCI) based on data prepared by the Centre for Economics and Business Research, benchmarking the performance of 100 cities across the globe. Hear from Arcadis Global Cities Director John Batten, a world renowned thought leader in urban sustainability, mobility and water, as he unpacks the findings of the 2022 Global SCI. He will form part of an expert panel, including City Architect at City of Melbourne and Director of Adams Urban, Rob Adams.
Tuesday 21 June 2022, 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Palladium at Crown, 8 Whiteman Street Southbank VIC 3006
Workshop
Learn more about Workshop: How to write a Business Model Canvas for the circular economy
Workshop: How to write a Business Model Canvas for the circular economy
Wednesday 15 June 2022
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Facilitated by one of Australia's leading experts in new venture creation, Tristonne Forbes, this workshop will provide a step-by-step guide to produce an effective Business Model Canvas for a circular economy project. This session is primarily designed for organisations applying to the Business Support Fund Stream 2. It is a requirement of this fund to attach either a business model canvas, lean canvas, business plan or business case. This session supports applicants to complete this requirement.
Wednesday 15 June 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Information session
Learn more about Business Support Fund Round 2 - Information Session
Business Support Fund Round 2 - Information Session
Tuesday 7 June 2022
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
This session will provide an overview of the Business Support Fund Round 2, including the eligibility requirements, key dates and how to apply.
Tuesday 7 June 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In-person event
Learn more about Impact Agency Showcase
Impact Agency Showcase
Thursday 2 June 2022
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
The Impact Agency Showcase is an exciting opportunity to see what the next generation of graduates are bringing to the workforce. Hear about the circular solutions they’ve worked tirelessly on over the last semester, for high-profile partners presenting real challenges. Join us at Building 98 for another networking opportunity and engage with the students and project partners to go behind their solutions.
Thursday 2 June 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Information session
Learn more about Business Support Fund Round 2 - Information Session
Business Support Fund Round 2 - Information Session
Wednesday 25 May 2022
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
This session will provide an overview of the Business Support Fund Round 2, including the eligibility requirements, key dates and how to apply.
Wednesday 25 May 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Workshop
Learn more about Ideas to Action: Funding and Investment Workshop
Ideas to Action: Funding and Investment Workshop
Wednesday 25 May 2022
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Hanover House, 158 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006
Hosted by Sustainability Victoria’s Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre and Planet Ark’s Australian Circular Economy Hub as part of the Raw to A T industry event, you’ll learn about funding and business support programs, hear tips from other businesses and get answers to your burning questions about bringing your ideas to life.
Wednesday 25 May 2022, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Hanover House, 158 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006
In-person event
Learn more about RawAssembly: Responsible. Sustainable. Circular textile Sourcing Event
RawAssembly: Responsible. Sustainable. Circular textile Sourcing Event
Tuesday 24 May 2022 to Thursday 26 May 2022
Hanover House, 158 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006
This sourcing event aims to help reduce the industry’s impact, addressing the complex question of reducing waste and balancing consumption with sustainability.
Tuesday 24 May 2022 to Thursday 26 May 2022
Hanover House, 158 City Road, Southbank VIC 3006
Conference
Learn more about Threads + Opportunities: Science engineering sustainable fibres, for closing the loop in Australia
Threads + Opportunities: Science engineering sustainable fibres, for closing the loop in Australia
Monday 23 May 2022 to Thursday 26 May 2022
This collaborative symposium aims to help accelerate Australia’s science and innovation towards sustainable circular fibres.
Monday 23 May 2022 to Thursday 26 May 2022
In-person event
Learn more about RMIT Activator LaunchHUB Pitch Showcase
RMIT Activator LaunchHUB Pitch Showcase
Thursday 19 May 2022
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
It's time for the LaunchHUB founders to pitch their startups after 12 weeks of growth and discovery. Come along to the pitch showcase, where you'll hear the LaunchHUB #12 cohort pitch after 12 weeks of honing in on their startups under the careful guidance of coaches, mentors and their fellow founders.
Thursday 19 May 2022, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Workshop
Learn more about Energy Use, Climate Change and Renewable Energy
Energy Use, Climate Change and Renewable Energy
Friday 13 May 2022
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Learn how CERES teaches about energy, explore other energy programs, resources and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity.
Friday 13 May 2022, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Webinar
Learn more about How manufacturers can embrace the circular economy
How manufacturers can embrace the circular economy
Thursday 12 May 2022 to Thursday 19 May 2022
8:00 am to 9:00 am
Are you involved in the food/agriculture, textile, general manufacturing or plastics sectors, and want to learn more about the circular economy? Monash Business School, in partnership with the South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance invites you to join a 60-minute webinar to help you start your journey.
Thursday 12 May 2022, 8:00 am - 9:00 am to Thursday 19 May 2022, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Workshop
Learn more about Circular Design for the Planet
Circular Design for the Planet
Thursday 12 May 2022
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
STREAT, 66 Cromwell Street, Collingwood, Victoria 3066
The challenge: take discarded everyday items like plastic bottles, flour sacks, hessian sacks and yoghurt tubs, and take them up the value stream. This hands-on workshop aims to inspire adults and older teens about the possibilities of using design to create circular economies.
Thursday 12 May 2022, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
STREAT, 66 Cromwell Street, Collingwood, Victoria 3066
Live panel
Learn more about What does waste mean to you?
What does waste mean to you?
Wednesday 11 May 2022
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
The Capitol – RMIT, 113 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000
What really is waste anyway? This interactive panel will explore how circular economy practices could re-imagine what waste is and what we can do with it. Focusing on high-impact areas in our city (such as fashion and textiles), the discussion will shed light on what is happening in circular economies in Victoria and beyond.
Wednesday 11 May 2022, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Capitol – RMIT, 113 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000
In-person event
Learn more about Major trends shaping climate resilience
Major trends shaping climate resilience
Wednesday 11 May 2022
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Wesley Place – Business Hub, 130 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
This combined exhibition and presentation will explore the major trends shaping Victoria’s circular economy, in particular the role recycled plastics can play in shaping our future.
Wednesday 11 May 2022, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wesley Place – Business Hub, 130 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Workshop
Learn more about Circular Economy Masterclass for Businesses - Beyond Recycling
Circular Economy Masterclass for Businesses - Beyond Recycling
Tuesday 10 May 2022 to Tuesday 17 May 2022
9:00 am to 11:00 am
An interactive 2-part masterclass for businesses that are ready to go beyond recycling and help drive Victoria's circular economy.
Tuesday 10 May 2022, 9:00 am - 11:00 am to Tuesday 17 May 2022, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Exhibition
Learn more about OzWater 2022
OzWater 2022
Tuesday 10 May 2022 to Thursday 12 May 2022
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Celebrating the evolution of the water sector’s rich history, this exhibition is an opportunity to showcase the work your organisation is doing to inspire and drive a sustainable water future.
Tuesday 10 May 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm to Thursday 12 May 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Information session
Learn more about Markets Acceleration Fund Stream 2 - Information session
Markets Acceleration Fund Stream 2 - Information session
Tuesday 10 May 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am
This session will provide an overview of the Market Acceleration Fund Stream 2, including the eligibility requirements, key dates and how to apply.
Tuesday 10 May 2022, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Information session
Learn more about Markets Acceleration Fund Stream 1 - Information session
Markets Acceleration Fund Stream 1 - Information session
Monday 9 May 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 am
This session will provide an overview of the Market Acceleration Fund Stream 1, including the eligibility requirements, key dates and how to apply.
Monday 9 May 2022, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Workshop
Learn more about Innovate to Grow: Energy
Innovate to Grow: Energy
Thursday 5 May 2022 to Monday 23 May 2022
Innovate to Grow is a free 10-week virtual, self-paced program, that will give you the skills to take an idea to market by harnessing the power of research and development. Small to medium-sized businesses keen to solve the energy challenges of tomorrow through new technological innovations spanning hydrogen, low emission technologies, energy storage, energy data systems and energy resources are invited to apply. Applications are open until Monday 23 May and the program commences 16 June 2022.
Thursday 5 May 2022 to Monday 23 May 2022
Information session
Learn more about Australian Fashion Council FashTech Lab Knowledge Exchange Sessions
Australian Fashion Council FashTech Lab Knowledge Exchange Sessions
Wednesday 4 May 2022
9:00 am to 10:00 am
The AFC, supported by City of Sydney, has partnered with technology companies to create a workflow for the Australian Fashion Industry using 3D design technology. At each milestone, fashion and technology businesses deep dive into challenges, discuss collaborative solutions and how technology can overcome these obstacles.
Wednesday 4 May 2022, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
In-person event
Learn more about Clothing Swap with Purpose – Winter
Clothing Swap with Purpose – Winter
Sunday 1 May 2022
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Edendale Community Environment Farm, 30 Gastons Rd, Eltham VIC 3095
An opportunity to update your wardrobe in a sustainable manner and to learn how to make smarter and more sustainable choices that benefit not only your wardrobe, but also Mother Earth.
Sunday 1 May 2022, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Edendale Community Environment Farm, 30 Gastons Rd, Eltham VIC 3095
Conference
Learn more about Business Resilience to Brilliance
Business Resilience to Brilliance
Wednesday 27 April 2022 to Friday 27 May 2022
Digital Solutions Victoria presents a dedicated series of live events to inspire, educate and empower SMEs to succeed in the current landscape. Delivered statewide throughout April and May 2022, the showcase highlights the rising digital opportunities for small businesses – and how best to prepare, pivot, and profit from them.
Wednesday 27 April 2022 to Friday 27 May 2022
Webinar
Learn more about A community-driven approach to the circular economy
A community-driven approach to the circular economy
Wednesday 27 April 2022
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Hear from circular fashion advocate Nina Gbor, Eco Styles, for an informative and thought-provoking event about what and why of a community-driven approach to the circular economy.
Wednesday 27 April 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Information session
Learn more about Australian Fashion Council FashTech Lab Knowledge Exchange Sessions
Australian Fashion Council FashTech Lab Knowledge Exchange Sessions
Wednesday 13 April 2022
9:00 am to 10:00 am
The AFC, supported by City of Sydney, has partnered with technology companies to create a workflow for the Australian Fashion Industry using 3D design technology. At each milestone, fashion and technology businesses deep dive into challenges, discuss collaborative solutions and how technology can overcome these obstacles.
Wednesday 13 April 2022, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Information session
Learn more about Rocket Seeder Food Waste + Loss Showcase
Rocket Seeder Food Waste + Loss Showcase
Thursday 7 April 2022
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
700 Swanston St, Parkville 3010
Meet Rocket Seeder's Food Waste + Loss founders who are solving food waste and food loss problems.
Thursday 7 April 2022, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
700 Swanston St, Parkville 3010
Workshop
Learn more about Masterclass: building resilience in your business with circular economy
Masterclass: building resilience in your business with circular economy
Thursday 7 April 2022 to Thursday 19 May 2022
Learn how to take your organisation circular in a Masterclass consisting of a series of three workshops. You’ll learn how to identify circular economy opportunities and barriers along your value chain, benchmark your progress, and communicate your strategy to stakeholders.
Thursday 7 April 2022 to Thursday 19 May 2022
Webinar
Learn more about Why a circular economy makes good cents
Why a circular economy makes good cents
Thursday 7 April 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Join CEDA and a panel of experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities for transitioning to a circular economy in Australia.
Thursday 7 April 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In-person event
Learn more about Climate Salad: Melbourne Climate Tech Showcase
Climate Salad: Melbourne Climate Tech Showcase
Wednesday 6 April 2022
5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Stone and Chalk Melbourne, Goods Shed North, 710 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008
Find out why Climate Tech is the hottest sector in the startup world, why investment is flowing five times faster than any other industry, and the innovative ways these founders are solving the biggest challenge of our time.
Wednesday 6 April 2022, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Stone and Chalk Melbourne, Goods Shed North, 710 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008
Live panel
Learn more about Mission-Driven Entrepreneurship
Mission-Driven Entrepreneurship
Tuesday 5 April 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Join Frankie Layton (CEO and Founder of The Dirt Company), Josh Howard (Founder and CEO of Single-Use Ain’t Sexy) and Julia Kay (Co-CEO and Co-founder at great wrap.) as we dig deeper into conversations around launching and leading mission-driven organisations.
Tuesday 5 April 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
In-person event
Learn more about Regen Melbourne Events – April to June 2022
Regen Melbourne Events – April to June 2022
Friday 1 April 2022 to Friday 17 June 2022
Regen Melbourne is a passionate network of individuals and organisations working together to create a safe, just and prosperous future for our city. Join their greenhouse projects and contribute your knowledge in research roundtables.
Friday 1 April 2022 to Friday 17 June 2022
Information session
Learn more about The Circular Economy: Benefits to manufacturers
The Circular Economy: Benefits to manufacturers
Wednesday 30 March 2022
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Hear how industry leaders are embracing circularity and how it can bring benefits to your business.
Wednesday 30 March 2022, 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Exhibition
Learn more about Melbourne Design Week: Zero Footprint Repurposing
Melbourne Design Week: Zero Footprint Repurposing
Friday 25 March 2022
111 Islington St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
Visit a 100 year old warehouse, learn about the materials onsite, and discover how designers, builders and clients can revolutionise the industry approach to repurposing.
Friday 25 March 2022
111 Islington St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
Networking
Learn more about Circular Economy Community Networking
Circular Economy Community Networking
Friday 25 March 2022
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
A networking event to close off the 2022 circular economy innovation showcase.
Friday 25 March 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Live panel
Learn more about Local Government Transitions - Circular Economy
Local Government Transitions - Circular Economy
Friday 25 March 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Hear from three leading LGA's that are integrating circular principles into their operations and strategies.
Friday 25 March 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Course
Learn more about Climate and circular plastics
Climate and circular plastics
Thursday 24 March 2022
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Plastics are under pressure with changes underway in design, composition, targets, recycling, bans and deselection. What does the future hold with Australian and overseas trends and directives?
Thursday 24 March 2022, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
In-person event
Learn more about Embedding Circular Advantage
Embedding Circular Advantage
Thursday 24 March 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Meet some of the businesses that have started their journeys to embedding circular advantage into their business models.
Thursday 24 March 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Live panel
Learn more about Melbourne Design Week: Full Circle - Beginning with the End
Melbourne Design Week: Full Circle - Beginning with the End
Thursday 24 March 2022
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
650 Church St, Cremorne VIC 3121, Australia
Join Living Edge and Herman Miller for a panel discussion of Melbourne’s leading architects to explore the role of architecture and design in a circular economy.
Thursday 24 March 2022, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
650 Church St, Cremorne VIC 3121, Australia
Exhibition
Learn more about Victorian Circular Activator – Circular Economy Innovator Exhibition
Victorian Circular Activator – Circular Economy Innovator Exhibition
Thursday 24 March 2022 to Friday 25 March 2022
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
A two day exhibition showcasing some of the most exciting circular economy innovations from around the state.
Thursday 24 March 2022, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm to Friday 25 March 2022, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
RMIT Activator, 102 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053
Conference
Learn more about TRANSFORM 2022
TRANSFORM 2022
Wednesday 23 March 2022 to Thursday 24 March 2022
Roundhouse, University of NSW, Sydney
TRANSFORM will unpack the challenges, reveal solutions that can be implemented today, and provide inspiration and insights into how we can accelerate a thriving future.
Wednesday 23 March 2022 to Thursday 24 March 2022
Roundhouse, University of NSW, Sydney
Live panel
Learn more about Melbourne Design Week: Transforming design for daily use (CEBIC event)
Melbourne Design Week: Transforming design for daily use (CEBIC event)
Tuesday 22 March 2022
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
National Gallery of Victoria, Saint Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Join fashion industry leader Karen Webster for a compelling conversation on circularity in the world of consumer goods.
Tuesday 22 March 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Gallery of Victoria, Saint Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Live panel
Learn more about Melbourne Design Week: Circularity in the Built Environment (CEBIC event)
Melbourne Design Week: Circularity in the Built Environment (CEBIC event)
Tuesday 22 March 2022
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
National Gallery of Victoria, Saint Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC, Australia
This session explores the possibilities and practicalities of integrating circular design principles into a range of construction and demolition projects.
Tuesday 22 March 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Gallery of Victoria, Saint Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Live panel
Learn more about Melbourne Design Week: Sustainable Startups: Designing for a Circular Economy
Melbourne Design Week: Sustainable Startups: Designing for a Circular Economy
Tuesday 22 March 2022
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
700 Swanston St, Parkville 3010
This masterclass focuses on how sustainable startups are brought to life, from identifying a problem through to creating solutions that enable sustainable businesses.
Tuesday 22 March 2022, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
700 Swanston St, Parkville 3010
Webinar
Learn more about NSW Circular – The Australian Circular Economy Forum
NSW Circular – The Australian Circular Economy Forum
Monday 21 March 2022 to Tuesday 22 March 2022
This free webinar will bring together NSW Circular's network of large corporations, banking financial and investment bodies, NSW research organisations, and all levels of government.
Monday 21 March 2022 to Tuesday 22 March 2022
Workshop
Learn more about Melbourne Design Week: Waste Not, Want Not: Basics in Furniture Restoration
Melbourne Design Week: Waste Not, Want Not: Basics in Furniture Restoration
Saturday 19 March 2022 to Thursday 24 March 2022
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
A 3-hour workshop demonstration over two identical sessions in restoring vintage, retro and mid-century furniture.
Saturday 19 March 2022, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm to Thursday 24 March 2022, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Exhibition
Learn more about Melbourne Design Week: Mass Reduction
Melbourne Design Week: Mass Reduction
Thursday 17 March 2022 to Friday 25 March 2022
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
262-266 Park St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
See the work of artists and designers who through playful transformation of textile remnants and interrogation of linear modes of textile consumption offer innovative creative design approaches to confronting textile waste.
Thursday 17 March 2022, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm to Friday 25 March 2022, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
262-266 Park St, South Melbourne VIC 3205