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Annual Local Government Conference 2023

The Local Government Conference is scheduled for Tuesday 29 - Thursday 31 August 2023!  Save the dates. 

Destination: Caloundra!

Venue: The Events Centre Caloundra, Sunshine Coast: 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra QLD 4551


Tuesday 29 August 2023

3.30pm – 4.30pm Registration

4.30pm – 6.30pm President’s Welcome Reception

Evening at Leisure

Wednesday 30 August 2023

08.45am Welcome

09.00am – 3.00pm Conference Sessions

3.00pm LGMA AGM

4.00pm – 5.30pm Beach vs. Bush Challenge

Evening at Leisure

Thursday 31 August 2023

08.30am – 3.00pm Conference Sessions

6.30pm – 10.30pm Gala Dinner

Conference Brochure - available here

In 2023, as the world came out of pandemic restrictions in full, organisations dealt with workforces adjusting to changed office environments and mental health deteriorated across most populations, the focus of individuals, organisations and governments has turned to wellbeing.  For local governments, cushioned from some of the pressures facing other sectors but at the forefront of other challenges, wellbeing considerations encompass both employees and the wider community. 

The 2023 Local Government Conference, Wellbeing, will unpick some of the challenges facing Queensland local governments.  It will offer opportunity to discuss successful approaches, share lessons learned along the way, including by other organisations and tiers of government, and to gain perspective on your workforces and communities.

As always, the Local Government Conference is a time to debrief, share, gain support from, and in turn support, colleagues, learn and step back from the day-to-day to consider the strategic whole.  In beautiful Caloundra, the 2023 Wellbeing conference is not to be missed.

Keynote Presenters - Olly Bridge and Dr Gill Hicks


Registration: Early Bird - on or before 30 June 2023 / Standard from 1-30 July / Late from 31 July

Council Officer Registration $1350 Early Bird / $1580 Standard / $1830 Late

LGMA members (individual members) who attend conference, will receive a discount of $100.00 off their annual membership fee. LGMA members must be financially current at the time of registration to be eligible for this discount.  This does not apply to the Retired Member Rates.

Council Subscription: Council subscribers who have not utilised their complimentary Conference Registration for the Oct 2022 – Sept 2023 period are eligible to receive one (1) complimentary registration when purchasing an Early Bird registration.  *Terms and conditions apply and excludes CEO's - Please contact LGMA on 3174 5006 or alternatively please email the following form to to check eligibility.

Council Special – Send 4 delegates and receive the 4th registration for free.  Please contact LGMA on 3174 5006 or alternatively please email the following form to to check eligibility.

Corporate pricing applies to non-local government organisations that are not sponsors of the event - please contact LGMA directly.


Getting there: Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast is approximately 93 kms from Brisbane Airport (60-90 minute commute depending on traffic and the time of day).  The Sunshine Coast Airport is approximately 30 kms from Caloundra (30 minute drive).  The Events Centre is walking distance to Bulcock Beach and a stones throw to Kings Beach and Shelly Beach.


Travel and accommodation are not included in the registration fees.

Brisbane Airport:

Sunshine Coast Airport:


Con-X-ion operate airport shuttle services from Brisbane and Sunshine Coast Airports to Caloundra.  Please make your bookings directly with Con-X-ion.

T: 1300 934 853




Suncoast Cabs

T: 131 008 or 07 5441 8888

Accommodation: Please book your accommodation directly with your preferred venue.  

Climate: August in Caloundra offers sunny days followed by mild evenings.  The temperatures range between 12-22°C.

Things to see and do: Consider exploring the local area pre or post conference - or

we thank our Conference Corporate Partners who include:

Principal Partner

Platinum Partners