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LGMA: it's your organisation

Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) Queensland was first registered in 1951 and today is the leading professional body for local government managers and aspiring managers in Queensland.  The twin goals of LGMA are to:

  • Foster the professionalism of the local government sector in Queensland; and
  • Continually enhance the system of local government.

Our members are the leaders in the sector, who are committed to their careers and want to make a difference to the profession of local government.  By working together, they help create a stronger sector, providing practical advice to government, supporting other local government professionals and sharing information and skills.

If you work in local government in Queensland, then LGMA Queensland is an organisation you should be involved with - for your own career and in order to better serve your community and the broader Queensland community.  LGMA is here for you, so let us help your career goals.


Membership of Local Government Managers Australia is a must-have for anyone looking to develop their career in local government.  Through membership, local government officers are kept informed of relevant trends and changes which may impact on their work.  Members have access to professional development and training tailored to their needs, and the sector and, most importantly, members gain access to a network of like-minded professionals whose experience and insights can help them excel in their role and in their career. 

In addition to great information and access to a network of professionals, LGMA membership entitles you to:

  • Nominate (or be nominated for) LGMA Awards and scholarships such as the International Manager Exchange, Manager of the Year and Young Manager of the Year
  • LGMA's publication, The Journal
  • The LGMA mentoring programme
  • One free coaching session per year 
  • Input into submissions and advocacy platforms
  • The opportunity to publish in LGMA publications, speak at events or present papers
  • The opportunity to mentor others
  • Discounted subscriptions when you attend the Annual Conference or Inspire Forum
  • The monthly eNews straight to your inbox
  • Member directory
  • Be part of the Locum Register

LGMA Queensland is a member of the national body, Local Government Professionals Australia and, as an LGMA member, you also gain access to this highly regarded network of professionals across the country.


LGMA membership subscription is issued on a financial year basis and is tax deductible. 

Membership fees for the 2020/2021 year are:

  • CEO - $463
  • Officer - $344
  • Officer (under 35 years of age) - $193
  • Affiliate - $193
  • Retried Member - $50

A $65 application fee applies to new members joining LGMA


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).  Officers who have line responsibility for other officers (i.e. directors, managers, coordinators, supervisors etc.) are eligible for full membership while those who do not yet manage others are eligible for Affiliate membership.

Not an LGMA Queensland member yet?   Becoming a member has never been easier!

Join online, or download a Membership Application form. 

For any membership inquiries, please email

 or phone LGMA on 07 3174 5007.

Member Club

LGMA has teamed up with some of our corporate partners to provide even more benefits for our valued members.  LGMA is pleased to offer  amazing discounts exclusively to the financial Members of LGMA.  

Partners listing.  Or visit your Member Only Resources page to see how to access entitlements.

Member Coaching


LGMA seeks to develop great leaders and we strive for a conscious leadership approach across Queensland councils.

LGMA Members therefore have access to one free coaching session per annum to support their career development.

Further sessions may be purchased as required.


[07] 3174 5006


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95 North Quay, Brisbane Qld 4000

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