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 2017 PIW Training Calendar now up

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VWMA Xmas Lunch Fri 9th Dec


Our Xmas Lunch sponsored by Bucher Municipal. This year's guest is paraolympian Kelly Cartwright.

When: 9th December 11.30 - 4.00pm

Where: St Kilda Novotel, St Kilda

Dress: Smart Casual

10th October 2016


Thanks to everyone who attended. You can view the presentation HERE

16th August 2016

Alert 56 advises members of the two month roadside survey being conducted by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator across Australia. 1700 trucks and buses and plant are expected to be inspected around Victoria during August and September.  You can read ALERT56 HERE

4 August 2016

The FairWork Commission has issued a determination on Annual Leave that covers modern awards, including the Waste Management Award 2010 inserting  new clauses under Section 33 relating to Cashing out of Annual leave. You can read the Determination HERE 

20th July

The Matt Nind Charity Golf Day will be held Monday 17th October 2016. 

Pictures HERE

20th June 2016

Waste Management Award Pay Rates  HERE (from 1 July 2016)

For members only - Login required

9th June 2016

Presentations from the VWMA Seminar are available HERE

2nd June 2016

National Waste Case Decision

The Fair Work Commission (Minimum Wage Panel) has conducted a review of minimum wages in the modern award system and has determined to increase the minimum wage by 2.4%. You can read the decision HERE.

As per the VTA Industrial Circular, Fair Work will now issue determinations for each Award. We will keep you informed when this occurs. The new rate will apply to the first pay from 1 July.

24 May 2016

The Victorian Premier has announced a Ministerial reshuffle. The Hon Lily D'Ambrosio MP has been named the new Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.  The new Andrews Ministry is available HERE

24th February 2016

Breakfast@Hallam Truck Centre Thanks to all who attended. Rob Millards presentation  HERE.

12th February 2016

The VWMA AGM  was held on Thursday 11th of February commencing 2pm. Draft Minutes HERE









Latest E-News

Issue 198

  • Issue 198 reports on the EPA's new proposed update of the Scheduled Premises Regulations, seeks information from the industry about the business impacts of landfilling in the SE and reports on the EPA's recent enforcement activities.  You can read Issue 198 HERE

 Waste Snippets

  • An occasional series of waste industry related stories.   You can read WasteSnippets HERE.

Click HERE to view the E-News Archive.


The Victorian Waste Management Association provides members with:

  • A regular newsletter outlining current issues, activities and events the Association is involved in,
  • General industrial relations advice and information on the Waste Management Award 2010 and related issues.
  • Specialist industrial relations representation and enterprise agreement negotiations (member rates)
  • Access to the resources of the Victorian Transport Association, including fuel levy information.
  • Advocacy with government on legislativeand compliance issues in OHS & environmental regulation.
  • Networking events with guest speakers, seminars and a biannual conference.
  • Industry based training courses (member rates).

For more information on Membership of the VWMA please click HERE or contact the VWMA HERE.

Breakfast@RACV Club, Wednesday 31 August 2016

Golf Day Monday 17th October 2016

Spring Valley Golf Club


Breakfast@RACV Club, Wednesday 2nd November

Xmas Lunch Friday 9th December 2016

Bookings for all events on the Events page HERE





The Victorian Waste Management Association offers a range of industry specific training courses. The courses are delivered in various locations across Victoria - Regional operators haven't been forgotten!

Some of the courses on offer include:

Click HERE to find out more training, course dates and locations and/or to download a registration form.

About Us

The Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) is the key division of the Victorian Transport Association representing the waste and recycling sectors.  We are a member based, not for profit association that aims to be the leading association for recycling and waste management in Victoria.

The VWMA works to promote best practice and the highest industry standards through providing Member services and advice on industrial relations,occupational health and safety issues and environmental regulations.

The VWMA represents its members and advocates and lobbies on their behalf on issues and policies affecting them by developing professional relationships with the relevant Government agencies, the wider waste industry and the public

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