Australian Council of Local Government







2023 ACLG

Registrations are now open for the 2023 Australian Council of Local Government. The registration page is available here:

The Australian Council of Local Government will be an 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
  • Senator the Hon Don Farrell, Minister for Trade and Tourism
  • The Hon Andrew Giles MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs
  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme; Minister for Government Services
  • The Hon Chris Bowen MP, Minister for Climate Change and Energy
  • The Hon Ed Husic MP, Minister for Industry and Science
  • The Hon Madeleine King MP, Minister for Resources, Minister for Northern Australia
  • The Hon Michelle Rowland MP, Minister for Communications
  • The Hon Stephen Jones MP, Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Financial Services
  • The Hon Tony Burke MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations; Minister for the Arts


* All speakers subject to change


2023 Australian Council of Local Government - Forum

Date: Friday 16 June 2023, 7:30am – 3:00pm
Venue: National Convention Centre, Canberra



7:30 AM

Registration Opens

8:00 AM - 8:40 AM

Welcome to Country and Opening Remarks
8:00AM Welcome and Housekeeping
8:10AM Welcome to Country
8:25AM Welcome Addresses

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Panel #1: The Future of Local Government
Panel Session and Q&A

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Morning Tea

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Panel #2: Our Industries and Economies – Achieving Economic and Industry Growth
Panel Session and Q&A

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Panel #3: Our Places –Resilience and Our Regions
Panel Session and Q&A

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM


12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Panel #4: Our Services – Liveability and Local Government
Panel Session and Q&A

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Urban Panel
Panel Session and Q&A

Regional Panel
Panel Session and Q&A

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Panel #5: Our People – Local Government as a trusted delivery partner
Panel Session and Q&A

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

 *ACLG Agenda subject to change without notice


2023 Australian Council of Local Government – Gala Dinner

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023, 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Venue: Parliament House, Canberra
Dress Code: Semi-Formal


About the ACLG

The Australian Government will hold the fifth Australian Council of Local Government (ACLG) in Canberra on 16 June 2023. The ACLG showcases the important partnership the Australian Government has with local governments across Australia.

The ACLG will coincide 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 is working with ALGA to deliver this important event.


this important event.