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The Local Government Conference is our flagship event and  is Queensland local government’s premier forum for exploring, analysing and exchanging ideas on issues that affect the local government sector.

Tuesday 7- Thursday 9 September 2021 - Shangri-La The Marina Cairns

The traditional Local Government Conference will return in 2021 albeit in a 'socially distanced manner' following a COVID safe plan.  The Annual Local Government Conference will be hosted across a three-day period featuring business sessions and social events:

Conference Brochure:

Please click here for a copy of the Conference Brochure.  Each registered delegate will receive a Delegate Programme at the conference.


Tuesday 7 September

Registration and Welcome Reception

Wednesday 8 September

Conference Sessions, Annual General Meeting, Outdoor Challenge (Beach vs Bush)

Thursday 9 September

Conference Sessions, Conference Dinner

Conference Registration: 

Registration includes: President's Welcome Reception, all Conference Sessions, Beach vs Bush Activity and the Conference Dinner

Standard Registration Rates (on or after 2 July 2021) - Council Officer Registration $1580 / LGMA Retired Member $780 / Corporate* $4655 / Conference Dinner only $195

Late Registration Rates (on or after 5 Aug 2021) - Council Officer Registration $1830 / LGMA Retired Member $780 / Corporate* $5566 / Conference Dinner only $230

Delegates' Partner Programme - $295 includes: President's Welcome Reception, all Conference Sessions, Beach vs Bush Activity and the Conference Dinner

Register for the Conference.

Key registration information:

Travel and accommodation are not included in the registration rates.

LGMA Queensland members who attend conference, will receive a discount of $100.00 off their annual membership fee. LGMA Queensland members must be financially current at the time of registration to be eligible for this discount.  This does not apply to the Retired Member Rates.  Please note that LGMA Queensland Membership is different to Council Subscription.  *Terms and conditions apply.  

Council Special – Send 4 delegates and receive the 4th registration for free.  Conditions apply.  Please contact LGMA Queensland on 3174 5006 to check eligibility.

*Corporate pricing applies to non-local government organisations that are not sponsors of the event - subject to availability.  Please contact LGMA Queensland on 3174 5006 to check availability and eligibility.


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


Deluxe Rooms from $240 per night / Deluxe Seaview Rooms from $260 per night

Executive Marina Rooms from $290 per night / Horizon Club Marina Rooms from $390 per night

Rates (per room per night) are subject to availability and include GST, breakfast and complimentary wi-fi access.  Check in is from 2.00pm and check out is 11.00am. 

Book directly with Shangri-La: Quote LGMA Queensland Annual Conference

E: / T: 07 4052 7700


The health and safety of our members, partners and employees is our highest priority.  LGMA Queensland is committed to ensuring the conference is safe for all parties concerned.   We are working in conjunction with the conference venue to make sure all procedures are in line with the current requirements of Queensland Health.  A COVID safe event plan will be operational.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy:

45 days out from the event date: a full refund is available.

44-22 days out from the event date: a 50% administration fee applies.

21 days or less from the event date: No refunds available however LGMA Queensland will accept a substitute delegate.

Disclaimer of Liability:

Although every effort is made to ensure the programme is correct at the time of printing, sometimes unforeseen circumstances can result in changes to the programme.  LGMA Queensland apologise for any inconvenience caused by these changes and will make every effort to ensure all delegates and sponsors are made aware of these changes.

Privacy Notice:

Some information you provide on the registration form is personal information.  This information is being collated for the purpose of: processing your registration; keeping you informed of upcoming events; marketing the services of LGMA Queensland to you; and enhancing and developing LGMA Queensland’s relationship with you.  Although providing this information is voluntary, failure to provide sufficient information may result in your registration not being processed.  At the commencement of the event, LGMA Queensland will distribute a list detailing the name of each registered delegate and the council or organisation they represent (if applicable).  This list, together with the email address of every registered attendee will also be made available to event sponsors for research and marketing purposes.  If you object to the use of your details for this purpose, please contact LGMA Queensland in writing. LGMA Queensland will take still and video footage of this event for future promotion and use in media activities.  If you object to your image being used, please advise in writing.

we thank our Conference Corporate Partners who include:

Principal Partner

Platinum Partners






Statewide Novated Leasing

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Corporate Partnership Enquiries - Contact Lisa Hamilton on 07 3174 5005 or


[07] 3174 5006


Level 7, Quay Central

95 North Quay, Brisbane Qld 4000

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