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.

This year the conference was held on Wednesday 19 February and Thursday 20 February at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. The theme was Future Ready...make the connection and featured a new look program and fresh perspectives.


Keynote speaker – Dr Jason Fox is sought after for his fresh perspectives, contemporary philosophies and deep expertise in motivation design. He shows forward-thinking leaders how to unlock new progress and move deeper into uncharted territory.

Conversation with Peggy O’Neal – The president of the Richmond Football Club since October 2013, Peggy will discuss the value of customer engagement and connecting with communities.

2019 LGPro Emerging Leaders participants presentation - The group will run a session for emerging leaders and young professionals from both ‘inside and outside’ the sector on what Local Government needs to look like in the future.

Here’s An Idea presenters – Emma Koster, Brother Harry Prout and Ada Castle will tell their stories and present their ideas.

Download program here

Conference Program




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