Future Street

Thurs 12 - Sun 15 Oct

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), the Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IOTAA) and the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) today announced its collaboration to build the street of the future in Sydney’s CBD. Read more.

North to Sydney City Industry Tour

Thurs 12 Oct - 12pm

From the north shore to the city, visit three recent projects that are changing the shape of Sydney’s public spaces. Projects include Coal Loader Waverton (North Sydney Council), Barangaroo Headlands (PWP and JPW), Darling Harbour Live (Hassell) and The Goods Line (Aspect). Read more.

Parramatta City Tour

Thurs 12 Oct - 10am

The Parramatta City Tour includes a number of new projects and strategy that form part of the growth seen in this region of Sydney. Discussions will include the shifting landscape of our urban cities. Read more.

Building a New Precinct: Green Square and Wulaba Park Tour

Thurs 12 Oct

For the first time in over 100 years, the City of Sydney is designing a new town centre. Visit Green Square and Wulaba Park to go behind the scenes and witness the creation of a major new Sydney precinct. Read more.

National Awards

Thurs 12 Oct - 6.30pm

The Landscape Architecture Awards highlight the positive impact the profession has on Australian lives through the planning and design of the built and natural environments. Join the celebration of the 2017 winners. Read more.

Power Park

Fri 13 + Sat 14 Oct 

A conference break-out area like no other. Power Park, designed by Tract Consultants, stretches across a 90m long balcony overlooking the majestic Sydney Harbour. Read more. 


WE-EF LIGHTING State of Origin Festival Relay

Fri 13 Oct, 6pm

The WE-EF LIGHTING State of Original Festival Relay will take the maroons vs. blues competition to a whole new level by roping in the whole country! Get ready to cheer for your state or territory as teams from across the nation battle it out to claim the title of ‘2017 Festival Relay Champs’ Read more.

WE-EF After Dark Harbour Cruise 

Fri 13 Oct 7.45pm - 10.45pm

WE-EF LIGHTING, Principal Corporate Partner of AILA, are delighted to invite you to join them on an exclusive cruise charter around Sydney Harbour as part of the 2017 Festival, viewing key landscape architecture projects by night. Read more. 

The AILA Fresh NSW 3rd City Scavenger Hunt

Thurs 12 Oct - 3pm

Join AILA Fresh on our first city scavenger hunt as we twist and tangle our way through the social and urban fabric of creativity, beauty and spontaneous ecological delight of Sydney’s dynamic landscapes. Read more.

Street Furniture Australia Closing Drinks 

& 30th Birthday Celebration

Sat 14 Oct, 5.30pm - 8.00pm, Barnet Long Room, Customs House

Just when you think the fun is over, Street Furniture Australia come to the rescue with Closing Drinks and a fabulous party to celebrate their 30th birthday! Read more.

International Conference

Fri 13 + Sat 14 Oct

The 3rd City will take us beyond post-industrial urbanisation to ask what is necessary and what is possible for future cities, their people, ecologies, territories and spaces. Presentations will challenge us to engage with the diverse facets of the emergent 3rd City. Read more.

Festival Party

Fri 13 Oct - 5.30pm

The Festival Party will be held at the conclusion of day one of the Conference. Soak up the uninterrupted view of the world famous Sydney Harbour whilst connecting with colleagues. Party entry is included in Conference tickets. Read more.

2017 AILA Fellows' Lunch

Sat 14 Oct - 1pm

Catch up with colleagues and friends over a scrumptious lunch at the annual AILA Fellows’ Lunch, hosted by AILA Partners Street Furniture Australia and WE-EF LIGHTING on Sat 14 October. RSVPs essential. Read more.

Student Agenda

Thurs 12 Oct - 9am

Students will participate in a morning walk that is part of a broader conversation and tour of the Sydney urban landscape happening on the 12th October from 9-2pm. Read more.

Kidscape in the Rocks

Sun 15 Oct - 10am

Kidscape will focus on bringing kids to the fore-front of the conversation about our city. It will create a space in which kids feel they are equally important in the future of our cities to professional planners. Read more.

Idea Bombing Sydney

Wed 11 Oct

Got a great idea? We love ideas! Idea Bombing Sydney is part giant community brainstorm and part popup bar that also features four inspiring speakers and lots of awesome people. Read more.

AILA Fresh: Competition Time with Playrope! 

Are you a member of AILA Fresh and would love the opportunity to attend the 2017 National Awards Night with your ticket, flights and accommodation paid for? Enter now. 

AMP Activation

11 - 15 Oct

AILA Fresh NSW has put together a temporary installation to activate an underutilised space in Circular Quay by using resources recovered from industrial processes to inject vegetation into a dreary plaza and inspire the public to imagine the future of a vibrant Quay Quarter development in the AMP Towers precinct. Read more.

Artisans in the Gardens

Sat 14 - Sun 22 Oct

An extraordinary, exciting and diverse exhibition inspired by the intrinsic beauty of nature, sustainability and our current environmental issues. It showcases some of Australia’s best established and emerging artists and craftspeople with over 2,000 artworks for sale. Read more.

Night Nation Run

Sat 4 Nov - 5:30pm

A musical voyage filled with live music, lights, lasers, and celebration for the lover of Electronic Dance Music. Run, walk, skip or dance your way through this electrifying adventure with music carrying you every step. Read more.

Yoga in the Gardens

Mon, Wed + Thurs - 7.30am

Create a positive mindset and greater well-being during the Festival. Join yoga teacher and mindfulness coach Svenja Dahmfor outdoor morning yoga classes in stunning locations like The Calyx, Botanic Garden and Centennial Parkland. Read more.

Kidtopia Festival

Fri 6 - Sun 8 Oct

Held across three days of the October school holidays, the event is packed with live music, theatre, circus, delicious food from Sydney's best and tonnes of activities for kids and grown-ups to enjoy together. Read more.

UTS Research Symposium: Ecologies and Indigenous Knowledge; what can landscape architecture do?

Thurs 12 Oct 1pm

There is something quietly powerful and poetic about the Australian continent, its landscape and its cultures. And yet our history of settlement has been shaped by the primacy of economics and global networks of capitalism, rather than the qualities and potentials of the land on which our cities are built. Read more.

The Storm Tree - Boyd McMillan

Fri 13 - Tues 24 Oct 1pm

A solo show in drawing, painting and sculpture. AILA member Boyd McMillan became an accredited Landscape Architect in 1986 and has continued since then to pursue a dual career working as a Registered Landscape Architect and exhibiting in drawing, painting and sculpture. Read more.

Parks Changing Australia Exhibition

October - December 2017

The Parks Changing Australia exhibition focus’ on contemporary landscape architecture projects that have been completed in the past 15 or so years. Read more.


Fri 29 Sept - Sun 8 Oct

CoLABS, an exciting new affordable outdoor event fusing art and science in extraordinary ways, will take place at Bungarribee Park in Western Sydney Parklands—Sydney’s Biggest Backyard, in the first week of the October school holiday. Read more.

WoodSolutions Species App Competition

Download the free WoodSolutions Species App and visit us at the WoodSolutions Pop-up Park to put in your details for a chance to WIN. Read more.