Latest News

  • Nominations now open

    For the first time this year the Active Ageing & Wellbeing Awards will replace the Aged & Disability Services Awards which we have previously offered. The change of focus reflects the work that Councils are now doing in this space.

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  • New look program and venue

    This year we celebrate our 10th Women’s Professional Development Forum at a new venue and with a new look program. It will be held on Thursday 25 July at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Registrations are open.

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  • Women's Network Dinner

    This event is always a great night with a high profile guest speaker, the announcement of the Sally Isaac Memorial Scholarship Fund Award Winner, and plenty of networking opportunities.

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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 Local Government Inductions

    Due to increased demand we have scheduled another regional Induction to Local Government session on Tuesday 16 July in Wangaratta.

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    Limited spaces available for Series 2

    Starting with a Residential stay on 29 and 30 August, this program is aimed at people in coordinator, supervisor and team leader roles.

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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