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The LGMA Awards for Excellence recognise the best of local government initiatives in the state, noting the differing environments and communities that local government serves. LGMA is delighted to present a programme which acknowledges and celebrates the outstanding work undertaken by local governments across Queensland. 

The categories are designed to be flexible – recognising that local government is at the forefront of innovation and operates in a rapidly changing environment. Categories are not intended to be limited to particular areas of local government activity. Instead, they are applicable to activities across the whole of local government.

2024 Awards for Excellence Gala

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

Dress Code: Cocktail or Business Casual – As the venue temperature may vary, we suggest wearing layered clothing so that you are comfortable throughout the event.

Venue: State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane – Level 2

Auditorium 1 – Award Announcements

Queensland Terrace – Celebratory Networking Event

Gala Tickets: Available now - register here

·       Council Officer Individual Rate $135.00 pp

·       Council Officers' Package for 5 Attendees $555.00 per pack

·       Council Officer Virtual Attendance (Zoom) $85.00 per logon


15.30-16.00 Registrations/Seated – Auditorium 1 – Tiered Seating

Attendees will be provided with a name tag on arrival which acts as your entry ticket.

16.00-17.15 Award Announcements – Finalists and Winners 

17.15-19.30 Celebratory Networking Event – Queensland Terrace – Stand up event

Drinks, Canapes and Finger Food will be served.


Please note, we do not announce finalists in advance of the official award announcements at the Gala.

At the Awards Gala, typically we announce 3-5 finalists per category (depending on the number of submissions and the judging panel etc.) and then announce the winning submission.  The exception is the Above and Beyond Award which we announce the winner only.

Public Transport:

Parking: The Queensland Performing Arts Car Parks 1,2,3 – details are available on the website:

2024 Awards for Excellence nominating councils include:

Balonne Shire Council, Brisbane City Council, Burke Shire Council, Cairns Regional Council, Charters Towers Regional Council, City of Gold Coast,  City of Moreton Bay, Etheridge Shire Council, Fraser Coast Regional Council, Gladstone Regional Council, Ipswich City Council, Isaac Regional Council, Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Mackay Regional Council, Noosa Council, Norfolk Island Regional Council, Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council, Redland City Council, Rockhampton Regional Council, Somerset Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Council, Toowoomba Regional Council and Western Downs Regional Council – Thank you and good luck!

Australasian Management Challenge Competing Teams in 2024: Thank you for accepting the Challenge!

·         City of Moreton Yay

·         Fraser Coast Shifting Sands

·         Future Plex (Noosa Council)

·         Ipswich Innovators

·         Redlands Coast Bay Watchers

·         Rocky Innovators

·         Sunshine Summit

·         United 7 (Brisbane City Council)

·         Warm Penguins (Brisbane City Council)

·         Western Phoenix (Western Downs Regional Council)

The winners, second place and third place for the 2024 AMC will be announced at the Awards for Excellence Gala on Thursday 23 May 2024. 

Additionally, the LGMA Young Manager of the Year will also be announced.

We look forward to seeing you at the Gala!

Thank you to the Corporate Partners supporting the 2024 Awards for Excellence


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