Annual Conference

About the conference

Our Annual Conference is held in Melbourne each February.  It is the largest specialist Local Government conference in Australia offering professional development and networking opportunities for people working at all levels in the sector. The conference generally begins on a Wednesday afternoon with specialist workshops focusing on areas of interest for Local Government and offering tips and tools to help participants in their role.  

2019 Annual Conference

Dates: Wednesday 20 February from 12.30pm and Thursday 21 February from 8.30am

Venue: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Theme: The New 3Rs – Respect, Relate and Resilience

Target audience: Officers working at all levels in Councils across Victoria

This year’s program features:   

  • Keynote speakers
  • Gillian Triggs, an Australian academic specialising in public international law and former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission

    Susan Alberti, a prominent philanthropist who has donated millions of dollars to medical research and other charitable causes

    Kon Karapanagiotidis, CEO and founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

  • Presentation by the 2018 LGPro Emerging Leaders Program participants who will explore the concept of attracting a younger workforce to the sector

  • Short Talks
  • Dr Kerrie Shiell, clinical neuropsychologist

    Nick Pearce, co-founder and CEO of HoMie

    Alon Cassuto, leadership and behaviour change advisor

    Jessica Moody and Ilana Charnelle Gelbart, founders of Deafferent Theatre

  • Workshop by Peter Merrett, an internationally recognised speaker who has steered organisations around the world to business transformation and stand out customer service

  • Feature session – a fun quiz where the knowledge of some CEOs from across the sector will be put to the test!

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The New 3Rs. Respect, Relate & Resilience. Thank you for your interest in registering online. Online registrations are now closed. To register please call LGPro on (03) 9268 6400

When: February 20–21, 2019
Where: South Wharf

More information

  Conference Brochure

  Registration Form

Annual Conference Dinner & presentation of the 2019 Awards for Excellence

The Conference will culminate with the Annual Conference Dinner which incorporates the presentation of the 2019 LGPro Awards for Excellence.

This will start with pre dinner drinks from 6.20pmn followed by the dinner at 6.50pm.

Winners of the 10 categories in the 2019 Awards for Excellence will be announced during the dinner. Entertainment will be provided following the presentation of the awards.
Individuals, Councils and LGPro Corporate Partners are welcome to reserve a table of 10 for the dinner.

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Highlights 2018

Our 2018 conference featured keynote addresses from surfing world champion Layne Beachley, social entrepreneur Ben Peacock & social worker Rebecca Scott plus Short Talks and a fantastic presentation by the 2017 LGPro Emerging Leaders group. 

All of the pictures from our 2018 conference have been uploaded into an album on Flickr. Check them out here!