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 Hotel, 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:
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
Registration includes: President's Welcome Reception, all Conference Sessions, Beach vs Bush Activity and the Conference Dinner
Early Bird Rates (on or before 1 July 2021)* - Council Officer Registration $1250 / LGMA Retired Member $780 / Corporate* $3990 / Conference Dinner only $165
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
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. Council subscribers receive one (1) complimentary registration when purchasing a registration of equal or lesser value. *Terms and conditions apply. Please contact LGMA Queensland on 3174 5006 to check eligibility.
Council Special – Send 4 delegates and receive the 4th registration for free. Conditions apply.
*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.
The Shangri-La Hotel, 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 Hotel: Quote LGMA Queensland Annual Conference
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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
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.
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