Would you like to help develop the first WIOA National Water Main Tapping Competition?

We’re excited to develop a national competition that brings water main operators together, to continue an industry tradition. And we’re looking for representatives from each state/territory to join the Advisory Group that will make it happen.

Our inaugural Advisory Group Chair, Ben Pennell from City of Gold Coast, said the group would develop rules for the competition, which will replace smaller state-based events. It will be sponsored by Reece Civil and Viadux. The winner will receive a trophy and $1,000 to donate to charity.

“We have previously run this in Queensland, where the winners for the past three competitions have been Trent Roberts and Spencer Stacey,” Ben said.

“Their best time was an impressive 1 minute and 47 seconds. They have hung up their tools and the title will be up for grabs at a national level!”

Please get in touch if you’re interested in joining the Advisory Group. It should involve about 1.5 hours/month for 6 months.

Email info@wioa.org.au to express your interest

The WIOA Queensland Advisory Committee invites all members to attend the annual Qld McBerns Charity Bowls Day on Friday 1 September 2023, to be held at the Yandina Bowls Club.

Previous events have proved to be a great day and well-received by all in attendance and we are hoping to make the 2023 day a greater success.

WIOA members and their guests are invited to enjoy this networking opportunity and a relaxed game of bowls.  We are aiming to raise over $1,000 at this event and all money raised will be distributed to charities in the Qld Region.

To Register visit: https://wioa.org.au/qld-charity-bowls-2023/

LAST CHANCE to register for the 47th WIOA Queensland Water Industry Operations Conference and Exhibition to be held on the Sunshine Coast on 19 & 20 July.

If you intend to come along as a delegate, please use our online event registration system ASAP.

There is an excellent mix of paper and poster topics from a wide cross section of authors and organisations. Registration information and the program is available from the WIOA website at http://wioaconferences.org.au/qld-2023/.

Support for the exhibition has been phenomenal with all 103 available sites allocated.

We understand that not everyone can attend the QLD conference as a delegate, so please keep in mind that entry to the exhibition is FREE.

We encourage everyone to get a carload of people together and come and have a look through the exhibition, even if it is just for an hour or two.

Due to the COVID restrictions, WIOA has postponed the Victorian conference in Bendigo. This conference will now be held on Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 November 2021.

We will draw advice and information provided by both Federal and State government authorities. WIOA is committed to implementing all recommended precautions from Health authorities, and will encourage all event attendees to follow all the guidelines in place.

You can check out the program and register for this event.  A strict COVID Safe plan is in place for this event.



WIOA members have an opportunity of a lifetime to participate in a tour of New Zealand water facilities in 2020. It is anticipated the tour will leave Australia on Friday 15 May 2020 and return from New Zealand on Saturday 23 May 2020.

The tour includes the Water Industry Operations Group New Zealand Conference to be held in Napier from 20 to 22 May 2020.






WIOA invites individuals to join us in Coburg for the Water Industry Safety Event on Wednesday 24 October 2018

You can check out the program and download the Delegate Registration Form from the Conference site.

WIOA invites individuals to join us in Bendigo for the 2018 Victorian Water Industry Operations Conference & Exhibition on Wednesday 5 September & Thursday 6 September 2018

You can check out the program and download the Delegate Registration Form from the Victorian Conference section of this site.