We have many opportunities on offer to connect with your colleagues and increase your professional network with our extensive social program. View the events on offer below.

The dress code is neat casual or professional for all social events.

Welcome Reception & Exhibition Launch

Sunday 24 November 2019
16:30 – 18:30 | Boulevard Auditorium Foyer, Level 2, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre


The official AGC2019 Welcome Reception & Exhibition is held in the Boulevard Auditorium Foyer. Pick up your registration early and join us over the enchanting sounds of a four-piece string quartet, drinks and canapés for the Welcome Reception and Exhibition Opening. This is the first day you can meet and greet our AGC2019 Exhibitors in a relaxed and social atmosphere. The welcome reception also provides a great opportunity to meet delegates who are attending the conference for the first time. The Welcome Reception is proudly sponsored by Flinders University.

Student-Industry Networking & IAH Groundwater Industry Awards Night

Monday 25 November 2019
18:30 – 21:30 | Queensland Museum | Grey St & Melbourne Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101


Spend the evening meeting, mingling and networking with Conference delegates in a relaxed and social atmosphere. The Inaugural IAH Groundwater Industry Awards will be presented at this event. These awards recognise outstanding contributions to the groundwater sector and are a highlight of the Student-Industry Networking Night, bringing award finalists, conference delegates, industry partners and students together for a night of networking, food and drinks. The Student-Industry Networking & IAH Groundwater Industry Awards Night is proudly sponsored by SLR Consulting.

Take a step back in time and spend a Night at the Museum; roam amongst the interactive and impressive dinosaur exhibit the Queensland Museum has on offer.

We have opened this event up to everyone, not just those who are attending the AGC2019. Please see below to register if you are either non-student / student. 

Student-Industry Networking & Industry Awards Night (industry price $120)

Student-Industry Networking & Industry Awards Night (student* price $60)

Conference Dinner

Tuesday 26 November 2019
18:30 – 22:30 | The Greek Club | 29 Edmondstone St, South Brisbane QLD 4101



The ACG 2019 Conference dinner is the hottest ticket in town, and a highlight of the social groundwater industry calendar. Don’t miss out on this mouth-wateringly scrumptious and trendy dinner and drinks overlooking the balmy Southbank precinct. The Greek Club is recognised as one of Brisbane’s leading event and function venues, renowned for its outstanding cuisine and impeccable service. Featuring live music from The Mirror Keys, a funk-soul RnB band, this event should not be missed. The Conference Dinner is proudly sponsored by the University of Queensland Centre for Natural Gas

Launch: Great Artesian Basin (GAB) new body-of-knowledge
Presented by: Juanita Hamparsum - Chair, Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee

A new body-of-knowledge on the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) is being launched at this year’s Groundwater Conference. The University of Queensland Centre for Natural Gas led the development of this evidence-based resource which will help strengthen decision making by limiting reliance on outdated models and concepts of the GAB. Read more about this launch.

Richard Blewett - Branch Head - Geoscience Australia providing a plenary talk "Water Without Rancour"

Welcome to Country 

The official AGC2019 Welcome to Country will be provided by Shannon Ruska. A didgeridoo performance will also occur at the Conference Dinner. Many thanks to Shannon Ruska and Tribal Experiences for providing this service.