While the pandemic has kept us apart, Local Government Professionals Australia is bringing the sector together. Learn from the best in public service, network with your peers, and reach your Federal counterparts directly in a COVID-safe environment from your home State. Live, in-person, and digitally enhanced, welcome to the premier local government conference of 2020: the Local Government Meeting.

Live networking at venues across the country in Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Launceston, Darwin, Noosa and Townsville. Digital access available from anywhere you are.

The Local Government Meeting is one of the only opportunities this year to meet your cross-council peers and network with national professionals face-to-face and through digital platforms. The year has seen development and learning opportunities cut short across the calendar, but meanwhile the issues affecting the sector have not been resolved – they have only compounded. This must-attend professional development event will cover the renewed financial sustainability challenge, disaster mitigation and recovery, diversity in leadership, the future skills of local government professionals, and much more over two engaging days of interactive sessions. Meet your peers and join the conversation.

Provisional Program

Day 1

In-person + Digital Event

10.00AMWelcome Address
10.30AMKeynote – George Megalogenis, The Future of Australian Communities
11.10AMMorning Tea
11.30AMBuilding the Future Local Government Workforce
12.30PMDigital Transformation in Practice, Australian Taxation Office
1.30pmKeynote – The Hon Pru Goward, Leveraging Diversity to Enhance Council Business
2.00PMGender Equity in Local Government, How Do We Get There?
3.00PMAfternoon Tea
3.30PMManaging the Impact of Disasters – COVID-19, Bushfires, Floods, Drought
4.30PMSupporting Local Government Senior Executives
5.00PMFormalities Close
5.30-7.30PMNetworking Drinks and National Awards

Day 2

Digital Event (In-person for Canberra delegates)

10.00AMMinister’s Opening – Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government, the Hon Mark Coulton MP (invited)
10.30AMLocal Government Policy Insights and COVID Regional Recovery – Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
11.00AMMorning Tea
11.30AMDisaster Risk Reduction and Recovery – Emergency Management Australia
12.30PM2019-20 Bushfires – National Bushfire Recovery Agency
1.30PMNational Skills Agenda – National Skills Commission
2.00PMNational Waste Action Plan – Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
2.30PMAustralia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020 – Department of Home Affairs
3.00PMAfternoon Tea
3.30PMFuture of Arts – Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
4.00PMShadow Minister’s Address – Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government, the Hon Jason Clare MP (invited)
4.30PMClosing Ceremony


Registrations are now open – space is limited, so get your tickets now! Click through to read more about the event and purchase tickets: