Welcome to UWA Grand Challenges Summit -Tomorrow's World, Better Together



Getting to the Summit

Public transport

UWA is serviced frequently by bus routes 950, 23, 102 and 107 departing from Elizabeth Quay Bus Station. 

Buses to UWA regularly pass through suburbs on Transperth's Circle Route (998, 999) which travels from Fremantle along Stirling Highway and to suburbs north of UWA.

You will also find services on St Georges Tce East Perth and connecting services from the Subiaco, Claremont, Fremantle, and Stirling Train Stations.


Car Park 3 and Car Park 4 are nearest to The University Club of Western Australia. Additional paid parking is available on Hackett Drive.


UWA is well-serviced by cycle paths. The Department of Transport produce a series of comprehensive bike maps covering the metro area. 

Bike parking rails are available extensively across campus. There are some located to the north and south side of The University Club of Western Australia. You can find the UWA Cycle Users Map here.



Event registration

Registrations for the opening session commence at 8:15am in the lower colonnade, outside The University Club of Western Australia Auditorium entrance.

In response to the UWA Premises Access Direction, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination (or exemption) as a condition of entry. Once sighted by a staff member, you will be provided with a wristband and a drink token.

Please advise If you do not want your photo taken - you will be provided a lanyard so the event photographer and videographer can easily identify you.  

If you are registered for a later session you can register at the session venue or at the Summit Help Desk, located near the Change-Maker Village.



Summit venues

All Summit venues are in the vicinity of The University Club. Please refer to the links below for guidance.

Session times and map
Sessions    Rooms 

Opening session and

Social Innovation and Enterprise Showcase 
 Language Diversity & Inclusion   Uni Club Seminar 1
 Conversations about Ethical, Just and Healthy Workplaces   Uni Club Seminar 2
 Design Jam: Social and Environmental Impact Projects  Uni Club Seminar 3
 Education for Sustainable Development in Western Australia   Uni Club Seminar 4
 New Wave of Climate Litigation   Arts 8 (106.160)
 Gender Equality, Empowerment, and Wellbeing   Arts 9 (106.161)
 COVID-19 vaccination - Sharing stories, building strength   Arts 10 (106.162)
 UWA's plan to be Carbon Neutral   Faye Gayle Studio
 Innovation - Equitable solutions to unmet health needs   Reid Library - Hemsley Learning Suite
 Change-maker Village   Uni Club Lawn
 Lunch   Uni Club




The Grand Challenges Summit aims to be a carbon neutral event.

To do this, we will be offsetting the carbon emissions generated by all aspects of the Summit, including transport of participants to the event.

Please bring your own reusable water bottle and/or coffee cup with you. There are water fountains outside the workshop venues and refill station outside Reid Library.

In the effort to reduce waste, we request you attend the lunch if you have registered.



Covid-19 Safety

A COVID-safety plan has been developed for this event, to ensure that all attendees comply with physical distancing, hygiene and contact tracing requirements.

In response to the UWA Premises Access Direction, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination (or exemption) as a condition of entry.

  • You will be required to wear a facemask whilst attending the event
  • You will be required to check in at the event with the SafeWA app, or by leaving your details on the manual contact register
  • Hand sanitiser will be readily available
  • High-touch surfaces will be sanitised before and after the event

Please do not attend this event, if you have:

  • returned from overseas or interstate in the last 7 days
  • been informed you are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 7 days
  • been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results
  • been placed in self-quarantine
  • symptoms, including:
  • fever
  • recent history of fever
  • symptoms of acute respiratory infection (e.g. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat)
  • loss of smell or taste


Change-maker Village, 10am -1.30pm

Discover the inspiring work our students, staff, graduates and community are doing at the Change-maker Village.

Visit the grassed area outside the University Club to donate your old phone through Hello Initiative, purchase a second-hand bike at Bikes for Humanity and even pick up a plant or two!

  • Second hand bike sale – Bikes for Humanity are holding a second hand bike sale to raise money for their charitable work (Bikes for humanity)
  • Plant sale – Friends of the grounds will be selling plants on the day
  • Second hand mobile phone donation drop – Hello Initiative provide second hand phones to support youth caught in the juvenile justice system (https://www.helloinitiative.org.au/how-to-donate)
  • Green Impact and Containers for Change
  • Student clubs and societies - Engineers without Borders, Students for Refugees, Students for Environmental Action, TEDxUWA, Unearthed and more!
  • Coffee van, live music, and games