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 

A kick-start to the evolving approach and communal momentum needed to safeguard the very liquid of life.

POSTPONED. When we confirm our new date we expect stories of HOPE, COURAGE, DETERMINATION and a new way of working together to emerge.

A full day 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.

APPLICATIONS TO PRESENT REMAIN OPEN and links to documents and further bookings information can be found on the event website WateREvolution



Due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 our Lunch with a Leader Series has temporarily adopted a virtual format. Rebadged LOCKDOWN LUNCH WITH A LEADER  they are proving highly successful and a great way of having our remote and international Fellows join us ‘at the table’. Guest speaker addresses are followed by curated Q&A discussion. Details of upcoming Lockdown Lunches can be found below.

MELBOURNE | With Mary Delahunty, former Chief newsreader for ABC Victoria and senior Minister in the Bracks Labor Government. Tuesday 12 May 12:00-2:00pm. Click here to REGISTER

The Melbourne Lunch Series is proudly sponsored by DELWP

PERTH | With David Collard (Wardong), Director of Aboriginal Engagement, David Collard and Associates. Wednesday 27 May 12:30-2:00pm. Click here to REGISTER



“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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