The Peter Cullen Trust Board and Fellows run some events just for members of the Trust, and other events that welcome interested members of the water and environment sector.  Examples of the latter are the Leadership Program Graduations, and the Peter Cullen Lecture.

Our Leadership Program Graduations take place on the last evening of each program.  They are a wonderful opportunity to connect, reconnect and network with others from the water sector in Australia – to hear from inspiring keynote speakers, and to celebrate the participants who have completed a life-changing journey of self-discovery and more.

The annual Peter Cullen Lecture is an outstanding event which attracts researchers, academics, practictioners, policy makers, politicians and others – to listen to a challenging and inspiring high profile speaker, bringing our attention to the critical issues facing water and environmental management in our region at this time.

Peter Cullen Trust Fellows and Friends at times convene conversations of significance and relevance to water management today – bringing stakeholders together from across jurisdictions, across spheres of government, across political ideologies.  These are ‘invitation only’ events, aiming to address issues that are not addressed in any other forum. To ask about upcoming conversations, please contact

Forthcoming key dates

The Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust and Future Crunch proudly present:

#WaterREvolution – Shaping our Future Together 

RESCHEDULED TO 12 NOVEMBER 2021. Submit your Digital Stories by Friday 1 October.

How can the PCT community drive a #wateREvolution? 

A half day online event designed to allow all participants to inspire and be inspired, with the ultimate aim of precipitating new approaches and actions relating to the future of water and our environment.

PCT Fellows are invited to create a digital story addessing any water or environment issue, challenge or idea that they are passionate about. Digital stories can be up to 5 minutes long and will be broadcast at #wateREvolution on 12 November. There will also be facilitated breakout sessions for the PCT Friends and Fellows to explore the issues presented and collaborate on ideas for responding to the challenges. Links to documents and further  information can be found on the event website WateREvolution


The Peter Cullen Trust Lunch with a Leader Series offers small gatherings with friendly and lively discussion led by some of the most informed people in the water and natural resources sector while enjoying a pleasant lunch, mineral water and coffee. The Lunches are open to FELLOWS ONLY and are held in most captial cities in Australia. In 2021 Lunches will run in one of two formats, face to face lunches or virtual gatherings. Guest speaker addresses are followed by curated Q&A discussion. Details of upcoming Lunches can be found below.

MELBOURNE | With Jonathan Spears, Deputy Chief Executive, Infrastructre Victoria.Tuesday 5 October 12:30-2:00pm via ZOOM. Click here to REGISTER

The Melbourne Leaders Lunch Series is proudly sponsored by DELWP


“This program helped me put some of my thinking about leadership into practice, which led to critical reflection about myself, creating effective team performance.”

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