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Annual Local Government Conference 2024 

The Local Government Conference is scheduled for Tuesday 27 - Thursday 29 August 2024!  

Destination: Cairns - Save the dates

Leading from the Front: Leading from Behind

One of the challenges local government leaders face is that our organisations need to be chameleons, constantly shifting approach to meet varied demands.

At times, we are innovators, leading from the front and providing a pathway for our communities that they may not yet have considered or not be fully understanding of.  At other times, our role is to sit back and allow community to step up and lead themselves, perhaps with some facilitation or enabling actions at our end.

As with all leaders, it is easy to get stuck in one role, creating a culture, approach and mindset that matches the chosen leadership model. 

The 2024 Local Government Conference will explore the two approaches and consider what to use when and how to adapt local government leadership to meet both the immediate- and long-term needs of your community.

Join colleagues from across Queensland as we explore what leadership in local government looks like, learning from experienced and new local government officers, academics and thought leaders.

Venue: Shangri-La The Marina Cairns, 1 Pier Point Road, Cairns   Q   4870


Tuesday 27 August 2024

3.30pm – 4.30pm Registration

4.30pm – 6.30pm President’s Welcome Reception

Evening at Leisure

Wednesday 28 August 202

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 29 August 2024

08.30am – 3.00pm Conference Sessions

6.30pm – 10.30pm Gala Dinner

Further details will be available soon.  Online registration will be available from early 2024.

we thank our Conference Corporate Partners who include:

Principal Partner

Platinum Partners




Corporate Partnership Enquiries - Please contact Lisa Hamilton on 07 3174 5005 or

The Corporate Partner Prospectus is available on the Partner with Us page under About Us.


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