We are a not-for-profit member based association representing professionals working in local government in South Australia. We have the ability to link and connect people from different councils who may not otherwise form relationships or share. Our high quality professional development programs and networking events are uniquely local government – reflective of the culture of the sector and sensitive to the needs of its professionals. The content of our events and programs are informed by our members and people who genuinely care about the sector. We provide a safe and supportive environment in which to grow and learn while creating opportunities to make time away from the office to work on the business or on self. We award and acknowledge achievements of excellence.
- To create the environment and development opportunities that guarantee our members thrive as professionals working in local government in South Australia.
- To promote excellence in local government management.
To be the best professional association for local government in South Australia as exemplified by its informed and skilled membership.
Local Government Professionals Australia is the leading professional association representing managers and aspiring managers in local government throughout Australia and Asia-Pacific. It was founded in October 1936 by Raymond West and, since that time, has continued to expand its charter and membership services and now has around 2,500 members.
We are proud to be part of a national Federation of State based Local Government Professionals Australia organisations, supported by a national office dedicated to supporting the National Local Government sector.
The Local Government Professionals Australia also has divisions in New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia and a national office in Melbourne, Victoria.
You can read our Cancellation and Changes to Events Policy here.