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WALGA Local Government Convention 2023

17 – 19 September 2023

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WALGA Local Government Convention 2023

WALGA’s annual Local Government Convention brings together hundreds of Elected Members and Local Government staff from across Western Australia to discuss and examine important issues and trends facing the sector.

Themed Local Futures, this year’s Convention will explore how Local Governments can enact and drive change for the benefit of their communities and the diversity of solutions that can emerge when you start local.   

There will be inspiring keynote speakers, plenary sessions delving into topical issues and, for the first time, a Supplier Showcase featuring WALGA preferred suppliers showcasing the latest innovations across service industries such as transport and waste management.

Register today to be informed, motivated and part of the conversation about Local Futures. 

Supporting Events

Alongside the Convention, WALGA will be hosting various supporting events and networking opportunities. Separate registration is required for each event. 

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Mayors and Presidents Forum

3:30pm - 5:00pm17 September 2023

This is an invitation-only event for all Local Government Mayors and Presidents from across Western Australia to come together to discuss topical issues featuring futurist Gihan Perera who will share his insights on how to prepare for the future in a fast-changing world.

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Welcome Drinks and Local Government Awards

5:00pm – 8:30pm17 September 2023

A great opportunity to network with other Elected Members and Local Government staff from across Western Australia while enjoying refreshments and live music. Winners of the prestigious Local Government awards will also be announced.

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Heads of Agencies Breakfast

7:00am – 9:00am18 September 2023

This event is for Mayors, Presidents and CEOs only and invitations will be sent directly. This event provides Local Governments with a valuable opportunity to discuss issues of importance within their communities directly with key State Government decision-makers.

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Annual General Meeting

2:00pm – 5:00pm18 September 2023

WALGA holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) of members each year alongside the WA Local Government Convention. This meeting is an opportunity for WALGA to share its annual report and to discuss key issues raised by Local Governments. For further information, visit our AGM page.

AGM Info here
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Gala Cocktail Function

6:30pm – 9:30pm18 September 2023

Held at The Westin Perth, this will be a fun evening with delicious food, drinks, entertainment and dancing.

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Convention Breakfast

7:30am – 9:00am19 September 2023

Prepare to be inspired by the courageous and moving story of Michelle Payne – the first and only female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. Michelle will share stories about her life and racing experiences in a male dominated industry.

Convention Information

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Registrations for the WALGA Local Government Convention 2023 are now open.  

Register today to be the first to hear about important event updates speaker announcements and session topics.


17 – 19 September, 2023


Crown Perth


Don't miss out! Register now.