The Australian Government established the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government in Dec 2009. The Centre's mandate is to enhance professionalism and skills in local government, showcase innovation and best practice, and facilitate a better-informed policy debate.
The Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA) is a non-party political organisation to support and encourage women's participation in local government.
CLGF ensures that local government's voice is heard within the Commonwealth and that it gets full recognition and support in the Commonwealth family. CLGF works closely with other Commonwealth and international organisations such as the Commonwealth Secretariat and the United Nations, notably the UNCHS (Habitat).
Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) is the leading professional association representing managers and aspiring managers in local government throughout Australia and Asia-Pacific.
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is the national voice of all 86 councils of New Zealand.