Latest News

  • 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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  • Webinar Series

    Check out the broad range of subjects being covered in our new Webinar Series. The webinars cover topics of interest to people working in Local Government and are free to LGPro Members.

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  • Member Event

    Join us on Thursday 5 December to celebrate the year and catch up with friends and colleagues from across the sector. This is our way of thanking our members for their support during the year. CEOs who have left the sector will also be acknowledged.

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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




    Last Local Government Induction for 2019

    Our final Induction to Local Government session for 2019 will be held on Thursday 5 December at our offices in Docklands.

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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