In association with 2017 Principal Partner


Each year hundreds of representatives across Councils across Australia gather at the Congress to engage in a meeting of minds. The Congress provides a platform to discuss the policy and professional development needed to advance local government practitioners in Australia and internationally. It’s the annual meeting place for CEOs and senior level representatives, researchers, service providers, grassroots advocates, community based organisations, and academics, with working, studying, or with an interest in local government .

There is  a range of formats, from keynote speakers, breakout workshops, up-and-coming leader presentations and Q&A panels, as well as plenty of opportunities for networking and socialising.
We engage expert facilitators to help power the discussion and ensure delegates walk away with tangible, practical ways to empower themselves, and their staff, when they return to work. View the 2017 Program here!

Join us!

Local government practitioners – join us at Congress 2017, to be empowered, motivated and inspired with 3 days of guest speakers, hands-on workshops and thought-provoking masterclasses exploring themes of innovation, leadership, partnership, development and technology. For the first time, the Australasian Management Challenge Finals will be held in conjunction with Congress, effectively combining two of local governments’ most anticipated annual events in the one city.

The carefully curated program will provide a fresh perspective on leadership, both within and beyond the local government sector. This is the perfect opportunity for delegates to share experiences and exchange views and ideas to take back to the workplace. Delegates will also have unrivalled access to cutting-edge products and services to improve their work environment via the business and trade expo.

Register today!