Latest News

  • Recognising women in the sector

    This is the last week to nominate a young woman 35 years and under for the $10,000 2019 Sally Isaac Memorial Scholarship Fund Award which recognises young woman who have made a significant contribution to the community.

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  • 2019 Social Media Conference

    Don’t forget to register for our 2019 Social Media Conference being held next Wednesday 8 May. Join other communications professionals working in Councils to learn about the latest trends in social media and what is working well in other Councils.

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  • Improving customer service in Councils

    Individuals and teams in Councils who have played a role in improving customer service in their organisations are invited to nominate for our 2019 Customer Service Award. Nominations are open until Friday 14 June.

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Professional Development

Providing you a broad range of programs to help you in your work and to progress your Local Government career.

Progress your career with LGPro

  • I was lucky to be in the 2017 Mastering Management Program. I met a vibrant and energetic group of Managers from the sector - all experiencing similar challenges, and the highs and lows of working in Local Government. - Shivaun Brown, Manager Development Services, Murrindindi Shire Council
  • I originally joined as a Mentor in the Mentoring Program to give back to the sector but found there was just as much receiving as giving from the progam. - Simon Kinsey, Manager City Works, Whitehorse City Council

Upcoming Events




    Regional Induction update

    Due to increased demand we have scheduled another regional Induction to Local Government session which will be held on Wednesday 1 May at Southern Grampians Shire Council.

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    Limited spaces available

    This program is aimed at people in coordinator, supervisor and team leader roles and is designed to challenge their thinking and subsequently apply new information and insights to their workplace.

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    Secondment opportunities

    Our Sector Secondment program offers job swaps for people wanting to extend their experience and skills and the opportunity for Councils to fill short term vacancies and special project roles.

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We are committed to ensuring that our members are supported by sector specific professional development to help them in their work and to progress their career, to providing opportunities to share best practice and develop strong network, and that member interests are represented by a credible and independent voice.

LGPro opens doors

  • I liked the idea of being part of a Local Government focused body. Already I've attended fantastic professional development and met wonderful people, all of which have assisted my development. - Chris Leivers, Director City Works and Assets, Yarra City Council
  • If all Local Government professionals are improving their skills and knowledge, then ultimately the community benefits. - Siobhan Sullivan, Business Improvement Project Manager, Wyndham City Council