crcCARE organised its 4th Risk to Remediation Masterclass 2023 from 1-5 May 2023 in Newcastle.

This all-inclusive five-day course provided participants with the cutting-edge skills to manage and remediate contaminated sites in Australia and globally.

The course was developed in response to the critical need to build capacity to address the growing global contamination crisis. While technical lessons were learned through the study of past projects, an advantage of this course was the semi-structured discussions, problem-solving and personal interactions that allowed participants to consider the many facets of modern contaminant site assessment and remedial design. The course also discussed aspects of sustainable low-impact remediation approaches, climate change considerations, policy and regulatory matters, and economic considerations – all within the context of gaining and maintaining a social licence to operate.


The masterclass was attended by 60 delegates from Australia and overseas.

There was a significant presence of delegates from Petronas, Malaysia and Universiti Kebangsaan and delegates covered a range of sectors including:

  • Department of Defence
  • Regulators (EPA Vic and Tasmania)
  • Federal government
  • Consultants and Practitioners
  • Academics
  • Scientists
  • Researchers
  • Early career professionals

The course provided excellent networking opportunities by way of optional evening sessions such as a movie night, equipment and techniques demonstrations, poster presentations, and a contaminated site/analytical lab tour.

The Masterclass 2023 also provided up to 72 hrs of CPD points along with a certificate of attendance to all registered participants.

Our 5th Risk to Remediation Masterclass 2024 is scheduled for May 2024 and dates and venue will be revealed soon.

Vapour Intrusion (VI) and Hazardous Ground Gases (GG) Workshop

crcCARE’s Vapour Intrusion and Hazardous Ground Gases Workshop was held in 3 major Australian cities – Melbourne (22 March 2023), Sydney (24 March 2023) and Brisbane (25 May 2023).

This one-day workshop was developed in response to the critical need for regulators and practitioners to share experiences, create standard practices and address knowledge gaps in Vapour Intrusion and Ground Gases assessment, management, and risk mitigation in Australia.

Over 60 delegates of varied backgrounds attended the workshop, including regulators and consultants.


International CleanUp Conference, Adelaide 2024   

Date: 15-19 September 2024

Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre

The 10th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference incorporating the 4th International PFAS Conference.

crcCARE intends to address the biggest issues faced by the remediation community at CleanUp 2024. The program will bring together research and industry best practices, drawing on experience from Australian and international experts. 

Delegates will get the opportunity to join their counterparts from Australia and around the world, representing all relevant areas of government, regulators, research and industry. They can also build their professional skills by attending conference workshops.   

Now in its tenth year, this highly respected, not-to-be-missed conference will be an excellent opportunity to share expertise and make connections – as well as provide exposure for your organisation as a sponsor or exhibitor – before, during and after the event.

Please save the dates in your calendar. We will bring more details to you soon.


Proposed workshop

crcCARE is hosting a workshop – Applications of Sequence Stratigraphy to the Investigation and Remediation of the Contaminated Site

To plan this workshop and other crcCARE future workshops in the next 12 months we would appreciate your valuable feedback through a quick online survey which you can access here