Australian Council of Local Government







2023 ACLG

The 2023 Australian Council of Local Government (ACLG) was held in Canberra on 16 June 2023. The ACLG brought together federal and local government leaders to discuss the major policy challenges of our nation.

The ACLG gave attendees the opportunity to hear from speakers including:

  • The Prime Minister, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP
  • The Hon Catherine King MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
  • The Hon Kristy McBain MP, Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories
  • The Hon Linda Burney MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians
  • and many more.

Photographs of local government representatives at the ACLG Forum and Gala Dinner are available here:

About the ACLG

The Australian Government held the fifth ACLG in Canberra on 16 June 2023. The ACLG showcases the important partnership the Australian Government has with local governments across Australia.

The ACLG coincided with the National General Assembly (NGA) of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) from 13 to 15 June 2023.

Local governments are a trusted partner and fundamental to the development and delivery of policies and programs for all Australians and the ACLG provides them an important opportunity to engage with Ministers on opportunities and challenges in their areas.

The ACLG was first established as a formal meeting between senior leaders of local government and the Australian Government in 2008.

The re-establishment of the ACLG builds on the Australian Government’s commitment to work with local governments to build liveable and socially equitable communities in Australia’s cities and regions.

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts worked with ALGA to deliver this important event.