Our Annual State Conference is developed to have broad appeal and relevance for the entire sector


Safe, inclusive, responsive, innovative and resilient – all words used to describe the role of local government in building and protecting our communities.

But what does the future of the South Australian local government sector look like?

In a world of increasing speed and complexity, organisations are struggling to stay relevant.  We need new ways to present local government. The conference program will touch on how with increasing pressure and community expectations we can create, lead and manage teams in highly adverse and uncertain environments, future proofing our workforce to remain nimble, responsive and in touch, as we have demonstrated in the last 18 months. It will touch on the important questions of:

  • How can we stay the course and effectively and quickly adapt and embrace change?
  • How do community expectations impact customer service and what we do?
  • How can we adapt, find new capacity and confidence in the recruitment of new talent?
  • What are the opportunities for local government?
  • What role do we all play in the promotion and attraction of talent to the sector?

The aim for the day is to be uplifting, educational, positive and inspiring.

Conference attendees will leave with:

  • Confidence to thrive in complexity
  • Stronger local government networks
  • A feeling of pride to work in this great sector
  • Take away tools to promote the incredible work of the sector

All local government professionals are encouraged to attend.


Thanks to our Corporate Partners and Sponsors: 










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Key Dates

The 2022 Annual State Conference was held on Friday 6 May 2022 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.



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Overview of our 2021 Conference

Trust and Collaboration: unlocking results

Trust and collaboration play a vital role in delivering results to our communities.  The conference program looked at trust through the lens of ourselves, our teams and our communities, as well as exploring the vital role trust plays in successful collaborations. With increasing pressure to deliver efficiencies and work smarter, we cannot deliver results without these two essential ingredients—leaving us feeling positive, uplifted and inspired. View the conference program here.

Mailing Address: 148 Frome Street ADELAIDE SA 5000   Phone: 08 8224 2080   Email: admin@lgprofessionalssa.org.au

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