Legislative Online Training    


Advocacy Toolkit

This Toolkit has been developed by the LGA with the assistance of the Local Government Research and Development Scheme to support and encourage Local Government to advocate.

It is a practical tool designed for senior people in Local Government (CEOs, Mayors and their teams) to successfully plan and execute strategies that will provide opportunities to benefit communities, build and strengthen intergovernmental reputations and relationships, whether it’s securing funding for a project, support for a rezoning plan or changing a State or Federal policy or law.


Council Member Essentials Online Training

The LGA Education & Training service is pleased to announce the release of the Council Member Essentials Online training program that meets the Mandatory Training requirements for Council Members.


The Council Member Essentials program consists of four online modules;

1.Introduction to Local Government (1.5hrs)
2.Legal Responsibilities (2 hrs)
3.Council & Committee Meetings (1.5 hrs)
4.Financial management and reporting (2.5 hrs)


These four online modules meet the mandatory training requirements set out in the LGA Training Standards for Council Members (November 2014), and are available as single modules or as a complete package as part of the LGA E&T MyLearning portal

The LGA Training Standard is available when you click here


Conflict of Interest and Informal Gatherings 

Changes to the laws governing conflict of interest and informal gatherings have been made. Regulations amending the Local Government (General) Regulations 2013 were promulgated on 27 October 2016. 


The regulations will come into operation on 24 November 2016.


From this date Councils will be required to have an informal gatherings policy which complies with requirements prescribed in the regulations.   The amended regulations also prescribe additional matters of ordinary business for Councils and introduce matters of ordinary business for Council committees and subsidiaries. 


Sessions will cover the legislative frameworks for conflict of interest and informal gatherings.  The operational consequences of the amended regulations will be discussed.