Australasian Management Challenge

The Australasian Management Challenge is a development program that provides real life problem solving experiences and produces outcomes that translate into relevant, tangible and enduring benefits for people, teams and organisations. It's also good fun, great value and a hands-on approach to leadership development. The annual challenge brings Council teams together from across Australia & New Zealand.

About the challenge 

Teams of five or six members (from any level of Local Government) undertake tasks alongside other participating Councils that typify management in the Local Government environment.

With the aid of an in-house mentor and detailed preparation kit, teams spend time together in the weeks preceding the regional event to develop their skills, get to know each other's strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies. They also need to complete a Pre-Challenge Task that is counted towards the team's final assessment.

The challenge provides an opportunity for team members to develop their skills and become more effective in the way they:

  • Think
  • Lead
  • Communicate
  • Negotiate
  • Analyse
  • Decide
  • Engage
A regional challenge is held in Victoria and the winning team competes in the national event.

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2022 Challenge

Key dates for the 2022 Management Challenge are:

  • Registrations open December 2021
  • Early bird team fee available until Saturday 22nd January 2022
  • Registrations close Saturday 12th February 2022
  • Pre Challenge Task to be released on Thursday 17th February 2022
  • Pre Challenge Task due Thursday 31st March 2022
  • Melbourne Challenge days run 18 & 19 May 2022 
  • Australasian Final run August 2022


Download the 2022 Brochure


Are you a small council? A subsidy is available for small rural councils to participate in the Challenge.
  Download the Smaller Council Subsidy Application

To register a team and for further information, please click here.