The KOZWaves conference series provides a forum for contemporary research on wave science, promoting interdisciplinary collaborations between Australasian wave scientists, and with international researchers. It focusses on advancing mathematical, numerical and experimental techniques across the different branches of wave science, including acoustics, elasticity, electromagnetics and water waves.

Previous conferences themes include: Anderson localisation; Cloaking; Effective media; Elastodynamics; Experimental modelling; Extreme ocean waves; Homogenization; Internal waves; Metamaterials; Operational wave forecasting; Optical imaging; Scattering; Seismology; Time reversal; Trapping; Wave energy converters; Wave–ice interactions;