Latest News

  • 2020 LGPro Annual Conference

    Our 2020 Annual Conference will be held on Wednesday 19 February and Thursday 20 February. Check out the exciting new additions to the conference program which will focus on what the future holds for Local Government.

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  • Management Challenge

    Registrations are open for the 2020 Australasian Management Challenge, a unique and valued professional development program offered by Local Government Professionals Australia.

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  • Bushfire support

    Our thoughts are with our Council colleagues working in the six Victorian Council areas – East Gippsland, Towong, Alpine, Wangaratta, Mansfield and Wellington - severely impacted by the current bushfires.

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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

  • ELP has encouraged me to be more open to career opportunities that I may not have considered previously. A lot of what I’ve gained is around self-reflection and self-confidence, I’m more willing to try new things and step out of my comfort zone thanks to this program. - Charmaine Calis, Governance & Risk Coordinator, Mildura Rural City Council
  • The XLP was an outstanding experience in every way. The calibre of speakers, the curriculum itself, the facilitation and organisation, debates and networking, the mentoring, it was all absolutely first class. - Dan Hogan, Director, Advocacy Partnerships & Community, Brimbank Council

Upcoming Events




    Caretaker Period Workshops

    Council elections will be conducted in Victoria in October 2020. Our Caretaker Period Workshop is designed to assist Councils to understand how they can operate effectively during this time.

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    Mentoring Opportunities

    Our Mentoring Program facilitates the sharing of knowledge, experience, skills and perspectives within Local Government by providing an opportunity for professionals at all levels to learn from each other to progress their own careers.

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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