Here you will find resources from across the country, from our network’s State Associations, and from our international partners to help you and your local government through the pandemic, from personal health considerations to assistance in remotely managing your organisation.

LG Professionals – COVID-19 Updates

National Office in-person events like the National Local Government Conference, Canberra Behind-the-Scenes, and the Learning & Innovation Experience have been postponed until they can be rescheduled. Current registrants and delegates will be notified personally as this develops and wider updates will be provided in regular national communications. The Local Government Mentoring Program is an online program that is unaffected by the pandemic and is still running.

Below you will find updates from State Associations in the LG Professionals network with valuable resources and further links to helpful information.

LG Professionals NSW – nationally-relevant resources and ready-to-use business continuity plan templates alongside NSW-specific COVID-19 advice for local governments

LG Professionals WA – updates for WA councils with direct links to WA-specific resources for local governments

LGPro Victoria – examples of how domestic and international local councils are supporting their communities through new initiatives and innovating during the pandemic.

LG Professionals Tasmania – nationally-relevant resources including templates, checklists, mental health resources as well as Tasmania-specific workplace and government advice.

Council Resources

Here you will find templates and existing council plans that you can replicate for use in your own council. A special thank you to the generous local government teams and organisations who have shared these resources.

City of Ballarat – Response and Recovery Pandemic 2020 Resource Tool Kit

Devonport City Council – Pandemic Leave Guidelines

City of Sydney – Business Continuity Plan

City of Sydney – Business Continuity Plan – Recovery Team Plan

City of Sydney – Crisis and Emergency Management Plan

City of Sydney – Emergency Pandemic Sub-Plan

Deception Bay Neighbourhood Centre – Business Continuity Plan – Pandemic Management Plan

Deception Bay Neighbourhood Centre – Business Continuity Plan – Slideshow

Deception Bay Neighbourhood Centre – Epidemic Pandemic Policy

ICMA – Coronavirus Discussion Guide

Brimbank City Council – Whole-of-Council COVID-19 Response & Recovery Strategy

Have resources you can share with the wider local government community? Reach out to our team at

International Resources

Below are COVID-19 response portals from our international partners with helpful articles, information, templates and more for local governments from worldwide best practice.

Local Government Information Unit – COVID-19 and local government and Covid-19 and local government in Australia

International City/County Management Association – Coronavirus Crisis Response: Resources for Your Community

New Zealand Society of Local Government Managers – COVID-19 Resources

UK Local Government Association – Coronavirus information for councils

Further Resources