Our thoughts are with our Council colleagues working in the six Victorian Council areas – East Gippsland, Towong, Alpine, Wangaratta, Mansfield and Wellington - severely impacted by the current bushfires.

You are doing an extraordinary job supporting those in your communities who have lost so much and we know many of you also live in the areas and so have also been personally affected by the fires.

We want you to know that LGPro, and the Local Government community is right behind you as you help your communities to deal with this tragedy.

People wanting to help should do so by donating to either the Victorian Bushfire Appeal  and Australian Bushfire Appeal

We actively advocate for our members and the broader sector to influence other levels of Government and relevant stakeholders by providing the officers’ perspective as well as independent, expert, non political advice.

Our President and CEO hold regular meetings with the Minister for Local Government and Local Government Victoria to provide input and discuss issues of common interest.

LGPro is regularly invited to sit on panels to provide input on behalf of the Local Government sector.