Griffith University EcoCentre, Nathan Campus

19 + 20 August, 2019 


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Our marine animals and wildlife are dying by the hundreds, if not thousands and careless Queenslanders are contributing to this slow, horrific and painful death. Litter is a blight on our communities, costing Councils and the community more than $20 million per annum to cleanup.

Queensland continues to be one of the most littered States of Australia, according to the National Litter Index. It's a shameful reputation and one no Queenslander would be proud of.

      As a proud Queenslander, the Master of Ceremonies, Ranger Stacey Thomson from Network 10's Totally Wild, has joined Keep Queensland Beautiful to host the inaugural Queensland Litter Symposium. 

For 50 years, Keep Australia Beautiful (Queensland) has played an integral role in litter prevention and waste management education; with iconic programs such as Tidy Towns Clean Beaches bringing communities together to enhance and protect their natural environment, build community spirit and implement sustainable practices and programs.

Last year, at the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) annual conference, Council members moved a successful motion calling on the State Government to take action on litter.

This is your chance to help shape the future, learn about the resources and frameworks you can draw on for help, and find some outstanding case studies that demonstrate how to put the theory into practice.

We will discuss, review and showcase..

  • Research, auditing and evaluation of data
  • Exploring littering behaviours
  • Campaigns; local, national and international - the good, the bad and the ugly truth
  • Everyone has a role to play
  • Education, awareness and communication
  • Infrastructure
  • Enforcement
  • Partnerships, engagement and collaboration
  • When the community leads the way


Limited Tickets: Members $90.00 and Non-Members $120.00 (includes refreshments and lunch)

Download the preliminary program here.

Griffith University is a non-smoking campus. Parking is available onsite from $8 per day. A map will be provided to guests attending prior to the symposium. 

Accommodation is available for early-bookings with Comfort Inn & Suites Robertson Gardens, 281 Kessels Road, Nathan (Telephone: 07 3875 1999)

To minimise food waste, we request that you confirm any dietary or special requirements prior to the event.

Registrations cannot be shared. Strictly one delegate per registration only.

Small non-profits or community initiatives may apply for the discounted 'member' rate - please seek approval prior to making your booking by email.