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LGMA: it's your organisation

Local Government Managers Australia Queensland (LGMA) 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  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.

Member Benefits

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:

  • Access to three complimentary member-only webinars per year along with member-only tools and templates.
  • Eligibility to nominate for the Manager of the Year awards and International Manager Exchange.
  • 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 (not available to Affiliates).
  • Member-only email updates from the CEO.
  • Discount on subsequent year’s subscription following attendance at an LGMA flagship conference.
  • Access to LGMA’s EAP service. 

LGMA  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.

Member Only Webinars

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Member Subscriptions

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

Membership fees for the 2022/2023 year are:

  • CEO - $463
  • Officer - $344
  • Officer (under 35 years of age) - $193
  • Affiliate - $97
  • Retired Member - $50

A $65 application fee applies to new members joining LGMA

Eligibility for Membership

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  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 5006.

Transferring interstate?

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 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.

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


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