• The Regional Cooperation and Development Forum allows for the sharing of ideas and opportunities through both a mix of academic and practitioner insights. More information coming soon!

  • Convened annually by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), the National General Assembly (NGA) of Local Government is the peak annual event for Local Government, attracting in excess of 800 Mayors and Councillors each year. This event provides a unique opportunity for Local Government to engage directly with the Federal Government, to develop national policy+

  •   Over the past 12 months, Australia has been impacted by widespread drought, devastating bushfires, and the deadly Covid-19 pandemic. In the midst of these catastrophes, ALGA was forced to cancel its annual National General Assembly for Local Government – the premier forum for the tier of government that is closest to the Australian community.+

  • We wish to advise you that unfortunately the 2020 National General Assembly (NGA) will not go ahead in June 2020. The ALGA Board has made this difficult decision in light of the Government’s decision to ban non-essential gatherings of more than 100 people at indoor venues as part of its efforts to slow the spread+

  • We wish to advise you that unfortunately the 2020 Regional Forum will not go ahead in June 2020. The ALGA Board has made this difficult decision in light of the Government’s decision to ban non-essential gatherings of more than 100 people at indoor venues as part of its efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus. +

  • This year’s theme was ‘breaking through for modern transport’. Topics covered included the future of transport and how local government can benefit, and an update on the state of the country’s infrastructure by Infrastructure Australia CEO, Romily Madew. Survey Did you attend the 2019 National Local Roads and Transport Congress in Hahndorf? We would like+

  • Future Focused The largest, most influential local government conference in Australia occurs just once a year. The Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly, held in Canberra, attracts more than 870 representatives from councils across the states and territories. The theme for the 2019 Conference is Future Focused. This assembly will consider what councils can+

  • Dynamic Regions The Regional Cooperation and Development Forum allows for the sharing of ideas and opportunities through both a mix of academic and practitioner insights, and is the official venue for the launch of the annual State of the Regions Report. Change is fast upon us. What regional opportunities are emerging from shifting demographics and+

  • Australia’s Future: Make it Local Convened annually by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), the National General Assembly (NGA) of Local Government is the peak annual event for Local Government, attracting in excess of 800 Mayors and Councillors each year. This event provides a unique opportunity for Local Government to engage directly with the Federal+