About Us

 Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW formerly known as Local Government Managers Australia NSW is the leading association representing the professionals in NSW local government. We are committed to maintaining high professional and ethical standards throughout the sector and ensuring that our members are at the forefront of change and innovation.

Our vision...

As a leading collaborative professional association, we help shape the future of NSW local government and support the careers of our members

We are dedicated to strengthening the professional capability of our members, by providing access to the best resources and support through our networks, training, communications and information. 

Key Activities

  • Provide a range of products and services to members
  • Represent the interests of its members through advocacy and lobbying
  • Conduct research to understand the organisational culture of NSW councils to design/source training or learning and development activities that will facilitate cultural change.
  • Establish strategic alliances, partnerships and networks with external stakeholders
  • Represent the core interests of local government professionals by providing research, policy and strategic development
  • Work in partnership with the National LGMA, LGMA state divisions, other associations, the private sector, politicians and government agencies
  • Provide professional development and learning through training, events and programs

General Items

  • Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW is committed to EEO, discrimination and harassment principles and WHS practices. Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW is committed to developing and supporting a working environment which is free from discriminatory practices and provides all employees with equality of opportunity in employment.
  • Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW encourages employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance
  • Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW is committed to a code of conduct and workplace regulations

Our Values


Core values



We are leading not following; the first people that clients and government seek for opinion and advice.

We always give permission and encouragement to put forward new ideas.

Team orientation

We encourage collaboration, communication and fairness and a duty of care for each other.

We think about what is good for the whole team.

People orientation

We recognize everyone can contribute something.

We ensure all voices and ideas are heard.

We have flexible working approaches and provide strong support for our members, volunteers and our team.


We are adaptable and flexible, able to adapt to our cyclical work flow needs because we plan ahead.

We commit to sharing expertise across the group, optimising skills.


We have a balance between an easygoing approach and a desire to ‘lock out other competitors’ with a strong growth orientation


We are exemplars of expertise and professionalism. We ‘walk the talk’ and believe near enough is not good enough


We behave and communicate thoughtfully and in a considered and encouraging manner towards each other and our stakeholders at all times.



The Municipal Clerks' Institute was founded in October 1936 by Raymond West, the then Town Clerk of the City of Shepparton, Victoria.

In NSW the Town Clerks' Society was the professional association operating alongside the Institute in upholding the status and protection of the interest of those persons entitled, under the law for the time being in force, to occupy the position of Town, Shire or County Clerk.

In 1949 the Institute changed its name to the Institute of Municipal Management (IMM) to reflect the changes in Local Government. In 1987 the Town Clerks' Society changed its name and formed the Institute of Municipal Management (NSW Division). The Institute, although its past stemmed from a professional body for Municipal Clerks, broadened its base to represent all executives and managers in the Local Government industry.

From 1 January 2001, the name was changed to Local Government Managers Australia. Along with the name change a new logo was selected which symbolises some important elements of LGMA - rings have always represented strength and linked they represent unity, co-operation and inclusiveness.

Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW is the new name of Local Government Managers Australia, NSW (LGMA NSW) and was launched on 10 April 2014.

Contact Details

Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW
Suite 1002, Level 10, 22 Market Street

Phone: 02 8297 1200
Fax: 02 9262 6705
Email: administration@lgprofessionals.com.au