Local government plays an essential part in every community in Australia. Delivering real democracy, it is intimately connected to, and trusted by, the communities it serves, with place-based governance that thrives on innovation and collaboration. Founded in October 1936 by Raymond West, today LG Professionals Australia and has grown into a 3,500-strong membership federation.

Local Government Professionals Australia Northern Territory works to improve the lives and opportunities of communities across the Territory via transferable knowledge and advocate a greater local government role at the National and Territory level of political decision-making and implementation across the country.