The 2023 APGA Annual Convention

The 55th Annual Convention & Exhibition of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) will be held in Perth, WA from the 14th to the 17th of October 2023 and will cover a range of issues in the theme: Power of the Present, Force of the Future.

APGA’s Annual Convention brings together participants from all sectors of the pipeline industry as well as other industries associated with natural gas and the transportation of energy, slurry and water. This major annual industry event provides a wealth of information in the business sessions, and the social events allow for extensive networking opportunities.

Core to the convention is the sharing of ideas and learning. The 2023 convention is geared towards knowledge transfer and will feature a detailed business session program. With industry representation from around the world, the business sessions provide an opportunity to connect with a large audience and disseminate learnings across a broad sector.

The business sessions will include papers covering pipeline operations, project updates, training, research, environmental challenges and safety issues. Issues surrounding gas policy and gas markets are increasingly topical, generating much interest and debate about the role of the transmission sector and the challenges of gas supply for the domestic market.


Call for papers

This Call for Papers includes a request for presentations covering major (or smaller) projects, opportunities and developments in the industry. Presentation topics can include, but are not restricted to:

new and emerging technologies | natural gas and energy policies | gas markets | international developments | construction challenges | coal seam gas | water and slurry/waste  | transportation | research | regulatory developments | health and safety | training and skills development | operational and maintenance issues | environmental issues | technical regulation

The APGA Annual Convention is an opportunity to present forward-thinking and practical ideas that stimulate discussion and debate and give guidance to the industry as it prepares for the future.

APGA is calling for papers from members and non-members to be submitted by Friday 10 March 2023. 

Papers should meet the following criteria to be considered by APGA’s 2023 Convention Papers Committee:

  • Papers should be well researched and of interest to a broad audience.
  • Papers should preferably focus on the issues outlined and fit within the theme of the Convention.
  • All papers are to be presented and written in English.
  • Presenters must be available for interview by the Papers Selection Committee should the Committee require further information.
  • Presentations and written papers that are selected by the Papers Selection Committee are to be provided to Conference Co-ordinators by Friday 8 September 2023 to enable the timely circulation of the Convention papers and presentations to all delegates.


Only complete online Submissions will be considered for the 2023 APGA Convention and Exhibition - click the button below to access the applicaitons portal



Exhibition Enquiries

Please contact Matthew Freeborough (APGA Events  Coordinator)


Sponsorship Enquiries

Please contact Dean Bennett (APGA Engagement Manager)


Delegate Enquiries

Delegate tickets will go on sale in the second quarter of 2023


Past Conventions


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1971Melbourne1989Southport2007Gold Coast
1973Canberra1991Alice Springs2009Cairns
1974Surfers Paradise1992Hobart2010Darwin
1975Adelaide1993Gold Coast2011Sydney
1977Surfers Paradise1995Wollongong2013Adelaide
1978Surfers Paradise1996Townsville2014Melbourne
1979Surfers Paradise1997Adelaide2015Gold Coast
1983Canberra2001Gold Coast2019Adelaide
1984Surfers Paradise2002Hobart2020Virtual
1986Brisbane2004Gold Coast2022Brisbane