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LGMA, the home of Queensland local government officers - You've got this, we've got you.

Join now to network, collaborate, learn, develop and share.  LGMA is your connection to other Queensland councils and officers.


    LGMA and its extensive network will provide opportunities to create connections with peers who share common ideas and experiences. Our platform can be used to share information, promote job roles, support one another, or raise issues currently effecting the sector.

Get Recognised

    We are committed to supporting councils, individual officers and recognising outstanding leadership and management excellence through Awards like Manager and Young Manager of the Year. We also showcase our members in The Journal and our “Meet the Member” page. YOU could be next.


    Our members have access to one complimentary coaching session per year which includes spending time with a coach who can share what others in similar situations and roles are doing, current best practice trends and most importantly, explore the ‘why’ behind people’s behaviour and responses.

Be Informed

    Members of LGMA are provided with three complimentary webinars per year as well as full access to member-only tools, templates and recordings from our professional development and webinar library to further develop councils.


  • Complimentary access to three (3) webinars of your choice across the financial year. When taking up a monthly membership option, you will receive one registration upon joining, another after 3 months and a final Webinar registration after 6 months. 
See our upcoming webinars. Please note: This is subject to our event terms and conditions
  • Access to one complimentary coaching session per annum and discounted coaching thereafter.
  • Opportunities to input into the advocacy work undertaken by LGMA.
  • Opportunities to present at conferences, be profiled in LGMA publications or mentor other officers.
  • Entitlement to influence LGMA’s future through voting rights.
  • Member-only email updates from the CEO.
  • Access to LGMA’s EAP service. 
  • Eligibility to nominate for the Manager of the Year awards and International Manager Exchange
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Member Eligibility

LGMA membership is held by eligible individuals.  To be eligible to join, you must be currently employed by a local government in an officer role (LGMA does not offer services supporting elected members). 

LGMA membership operates on a monthly renewal basis and is tax deductible. 

Monthly Membership fees for the 2023/2024 year are:

  • CEO Member - $42.00 a month
  • Officer Member - $32.00 a month
  • Under 35 Member - $18.95 a month
  • Retired Member - $50 a year

Please Note: There is a discounted rate if you pay for a year upfront. This is a non-refundable payment. 

Annual Membership is active July-June. 

Join online, or complete a membership application form.

For any membership inquiries, please email or phone LGMA on 07 3174 5006.

Transferring interstate for work?

As a member of each of the associations for Local Government Professionals/Managers across Australia, if you move between states, you can elect to transfer your membership and have continue your membership tenure.

Contact the association in the destination State and advise that you wish to transfer your membership. Provided that there is no outstanding membership fee, your membership will be transferred with no additional cost for the remaining financial year.  You will then renew per usual with the destination state.

In the event that your membership subscription is outstanding, you will be invoiced for membership on transfer.

Please note, fees and entitlements do differ between states but the support you receive and value of membership is consistent across all. 

Parental Leave

If you are going on parental leave and want to suspend your membership, please email


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