CSIRO Cutting Edge Science and Engineering Symposium, 2019

Waste is a multi-billion dollar industry. Next-generation technologies for re-using, re-purposing and recovering value from waste streams are critical to the transition towards a Circular Economy. The development of innovative technologies for resource recovery and long term management of priority wastes can generate new industries and revenue for Australia, as well as contribute to policy, regulation and business models to support the Circular Economy in Australia.

This symposium aims to showcase international and national cutting edge research in waste innovation and Circular Economy, as well as provide a forum to discuss the development of innovative and sustainable waste practices in Australia.


  • $200


Event date: 27May 2019

Monday 27 - Wednesday 29 May 2019

CSIRO Clayton, Ian Wark Theatre, Building 203

Research Way, Clayton VIC

More information

Download the CES Waste Symposium Program Booklet (Word, 6.5MB)

Getting there

CSIRO Clayton is approximately 45 km from Melbourne airport, and travel time from the airport to Clayton can range from 40 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic. The site is located approximately 20 km south-east of the Melbourne CBD, and travel time from CBD can range from 20 to 50 minutes, depending on traffic. Please allow additional travel time for peak periods of traffic.

CSIRO Clayton is best reached by car or taxi. Some public transport is available, including a train to and from Melbourne (Pakenham line) with a connecting bus to Monash University (742, 601, 900), which is located across the road from CSIRO Clayton. Travel time by public transport from Melbourne CBD is from 40 to 60 minutes, depending on the route. Should you require assistance planning your travel to and from the workshop, please contact us directly.

The workshop will be held in the Ian Wark Lecture theatre, which is located in Building 203, at CSIRO’s Clayton, Victoria site. A map showing the location of the building and the proximity to parking is provided below.

CSIRO Clayton site map

Staying there

There are a number of accommodations including hotels, motels and serviced apartments located within 5 km of the CSIRO Clayton site at Monash University, Clayton, Notting Hill and Glen Waverley. A suggested list is included below.

Quest Glen Waverley

Campus Clayton Serviced Apartments (4.4-star hotel)

Quest Notting Hill (4.8-star hotel)

Gateway on Monash Hotel (3.8-star hotel)

Glen Inn (3-star hotel)

Hotel Bruce County (4-star hotel)

Apartments of Waverley (4-star hotel)

Clayton-Monas Motor Inn and serviced apartments (3.5-star hotel)

Monash Hotel (3-star hotel)

Alternatively, some visitors choose to stay closer to the city and commute to and from the site as required. Restaurants and amenities closest to the Clayton site are located in Glen Waverley.

Should you require assistance with booking accommodation for the workshop, please contact us directly.

Pre-workshop homework

As part of the workshop, we are proposing a half-day session on day 3, in which we will identify and discuss priority areas relating to waste innovation, and potentially identified collaborative solutions to some of the challenges identified during the workshop.

Prior to these discussions, we thought it would be useful to collate some information and discussion points to provide to delegates to stimulate thinking and ideas prior to our workshopping event. As speakers at the event, we also think it would be beneficial to identify some key challenges associated with your areas of research that may require some collaborative thinking to solve.

Further information about this will be forwarded to all delegates prior to the workshop, so please look out for this soon.

Informal dinner, Monday 27 May 2019

The organising committee would like to arrange an informal dinner on Monday 27 May 2019 for interested delegates, to be paid for at their own cost. Further information about this will be circulated to the delegate cohort closer to the workshop, but please save the date for this!

We look forward to hosting you for the workshop!