Meet the decision-makers in the nation’s capital. Local Government Professionals Australia is inviting you to Canberra for a series of meetings and briefings with the officials behind the policies and budgets that directly affect your councils and communities.

Canberra Behind-the-Scenes is back on 25-26 May 2021 and will see local government officers meet with Ministers and Commonwealth senior executives to draw insights on programs that can support their communities at Parliament House.

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The program includes a networking function at Parliament House the evening before a full day of interactive discussions with Federal Government Department officials, linking you directly with the officials behind the programs, funding, and policies that affect your community.

Delegates will hear from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, the Department of Home Affairs, and the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, and more to discuss Federal policy on diverse issues from cyber security assistance to circular economy investment.


Registration opens exclusively to State Association members and staff of local governments with a National Council Package for the week beginning Monday 26 April. General non-member registration opens Monday 3 May.

Member Registration: $700 ex-GST

Non-member Registration: $1,200 ex-GST

You can register for this limited capacity event below. By completing the below form, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the event. Confirmation will be sent once processed by the National Office.

Note: This apolitical event is open strictly to non-elected local government executives.

  • State Associations include LG Professionals WA, Tasmania, SA, NSW, NT, LGPro Victoria and LGMA QLD