Events and education

ACTS offers a number of opportunities for our members and for the benefit of the tertiary education sector throughout Australasia.
Please check back here soon as more initiatives are announced.

Annual ACTS Conference

Is the only dedicated sustainability event developed for the sector, by the sector – connecting educators, practitioners, and the next generation of leaders, business and community.

  • The ACTS conference is a high profile event with strong government, industry and sector support.

  • It continues to generate strong interest each year, as well as a loyal and growing contingent of attendees.

  • It provides learning and networking opportunities for professionals and students working in all areas of sustainability across campus and surrounding communities.



The ACTS Conference Scholarship is available for staff and students of institutional members undertaking sustainability-related studies, employment or research. The aim of the Scholarship is to provide an opportunity each year for individuals to attend the Annual ACTS Conference.


Photo competition

In order to be eligible to submit an entry to the competition, and the individual must currently be studying and/or employed by an educational organisation in Australia or New Zealand. For the purpose of this competition, an educational organisation refers to a registered school, university, college and/or technical institution. ACTS reserve the right to validate all entrants’ affiliation with an educational organisation. More details are available on the Conference website.

Photo competition

GGAA gala dinner

The Green Gown Awards Australasia is the first and only Award Scheme dedicated to recognising excellence in sustainability within the tertiary education sector in Australasia.

The Awards have been firmly established as the most prestigious recognition of sustainability best practice within the tertiary education sector. They continue to recognise institutions, large and small, and reward their sustainability actions and initiatives.

  • The Australasian Awards are managed by ACTS and governed by a cross-sector steering group.

  • The most prestigious recognition of sustainability best practice within the tertiary education sector.

  • The Awards have continued to grow in size, reputation and prestige both nationally and internationally.


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For a small annual fee, our members are eligible for the fantastic range of benefits outlined plus more. These fees also help us to develop new and exciting programs and initiatives and support ACTS to undertake a sustainability advocacy role on behalf of the Australasian sector, both locally and on an international scale.

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