Young Professionals Network

About this SIG

The Young Professionals Network SIG promotes the positive impact of young professionals working in Local Government and addresses the challenges and opportunities that many face today in the public sector. With a focus on designing and delivering professional development specifically tailored for professionals 36 years and under which combines learning, networking and work specific takeaways, the SIG is dedicated to helping young professionals develop their careers.

In between meetings, SIG participants are able to utilise the online network forum to solve problems together, share ideas and approaches.

  Online Community

This SIG is supported by an online community. We believe that accessing knowledge from individuals who work in a similar environment is invaluable and should never be underestimated. Our communities are only for people working in Local Government and there are many benefits to participating in them. They are a great way to keep in touch in between meetings, by asking your fellow SIG colleagues questions and sharing resources. You can also see who else is involved in the SIG and get in touch with them quickly.  Agendas, minutes, presentations and other SIG resources will also be posted on the online community.

Want to get involved?

Simply sign in, top of screen, go to 'Hi' - this is your profile, head to Participation and then onto Community.

YPN presents: Friends with Professional Benefits

Young Professional take the next step in your career

Young professionals will gain invaluable career insight at our Young Professionals: Friends with Professional Benefits events at Smart Artz Gallery, 2 Alfred Place, South Melbourne on Thursday 19 July starting at 6pm. Receive advice for senior people in the sector on your career journey, learn what key steps you can take now to grow your networks and career, get better connected within your existing teams and how to find a mentor.

Guest speakers for the evening are:

  • Alison Leighton, Chief Executive Officer, Baw Baw Shire Council
  • Kylie Bennetts, Director of the CEO's Office, Port Phillip City Council
  • Brooke Colbert , Manager Advocacy and Engagement, Yarra City Council
  • Craig McLean , Acting Manager Place and Design, Port Phillip City Council
  • Adam Cooper , Team Leader Youth and Children's Services, Maroondah City Council
  • Andrew Alford, National Manager Talent Architect, McArthur


LGPro Young Professional Members: free
Non Members: $68 GST incl.

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Who should attend

  • Local Government professionals 36 years and under.


Please note that this SIG is a closed group, open only to people currently working in a Victorian Council.

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To register your attendance online, under Upcoming meetings, click on the title of the upcoming SIG meeting that you want to attend. Then follow the prompts.

Governance Advisor
Boroondara City Council


Coordinator Communications and Engagement
Yarra City Council


Director, Innovation and Organisational Improvement
Ballarat City Council 


Coordinator Economic Development
Port Phillip City Council 


Team Leader Training & Development
Hume City Council