No-Dig Down Under extends deadline for scholarship applications

The deadline for applications for No-Dig Down Under’s utility or council scholarships has been extended to 26 July.

Utility and council representatives yet to apply now have an extra two weeks to complete the process.

The scholarships, introduced by ASTT, will allow 10 representatives of Australasian utilities and councils to attend the event with reduced costs, and aims to bring more employees from these organisations to the event, thereby increasing the knowledge of trenchless technology.

Taking place in Melbourne from 10 to 13 September, No-Dig Down Under is one of the largest events in the world dedicated to trenchless technology and includes a program of technical paper presentations, trenchless training courses, social functions and the largest trade exhibition in the event’s history.

The event is supported by ASTT, a non-profit organisation, representing organisations and individuals involved in Australia and New Zealand’s trenchless technology industry.

Scholarship types

Five scholarships are available for Victorian-based utility or council representatives, which include a complimentary full conference registration.

Five scholarships are available for interstate-based utility or council representatives, which include a complimentary full conference registration, as well as accommodation during the event.

The registrations include access to No-Dig Down Under’s conference and exhibition, as well as attendance at the event’s social functions, including the prestigious Gala Dinner and Awards Evening, which features the presentation of the ASTT Awards.

Recipients will also be offered the opportunity to be interviewed for Trenchless Australasia, in addition to being profiled in the September issue of the magazine, which is the official conference edition.

Selection criteria

Applications will be judged on the following:

  • employment position and job title
  • membership record with ASTT
  • participation in previous No-Dig Down Unders and other ASTT events
  • knowledge of trenchless technology industry
  • career goals and level of interest in trenchless technology
  • professional reference/testimonial from a colleague or industry contact of the applicant.

Information in any given application must be fact checkable, including references.


Eligible representatives can submit an application via an online form, which requires contact information and a series of general questions to be answered.

Click here to apply for the scholarships.

The successful applicants will be selected by ASTT and notified via email.

Applications will now close on Friday 26 July 2019.


Applicants must be a full-time employee of an Australian or New Zealand utility or council.

If a recipient’s employment ends or is terminated before the start of No-Dig Down Under, the scholarship will be rescinded by ASTT and transferred to another eligible representative within the organisation or other applicant, time permitting.

Authors of papers accepted into No-Dig Down Under’s conference program are not eligible for the scholarships.

Full terms and conditions are listed within the application form.

For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

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