Local Government NSW Annual Conference

  • Date:

    4 December - 6 December 2017

  • Location:

    Hyatt Regency Sydney, 161 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

This Conference is the annual policy-making event for NSW general-purpose councils, our associate members and the NSW Aboriginal Land Council. It is the pre-eminent event of the local government year where local councillors come together to share ideas and debate issues that shape the way we are governed.

The 2017 Conference


Registration to attend the Conference is now open. You can register an individual or group:

  • Early Bird registration rate is $899 and applies if you register and pay by 23 October 2017
  • Standard registration rate is $999 for all registrations from 24 October – 27 November 2017

Visit the Registration page to find out more.


Separate from Conference registration, financial members must nominate a) the names of their voting delegates for voting on motions and, b) where applicable, the names of their voting delegates for voting in the elections for the Association’s Office Bearers and Board. Visit the Voting - Delegates page to find out more.

Key dates and deadlines for voting at this year’s annual conference, for the LGNSW Board and conference motions:

Monday 9 October
Deadline for payment of membership fees (required for your council to be entitled to vote on policy motions and for the Board).
Friday 13 October
Members notified of number of delegates that can vote on policy motions.
At a date to be confirmed by the AEC
AEC to issue an election notice inviting nominations for Office Bearers and the Board.
Wednesday 1 November
Deadline for members to provide names to LGNSW of delegates who will vote on policy motions.

Submit motions

Submissions are now open for members to put forward motions to be considered at the Conference. Visit the Submit Motions page to find out more.


Delegates can take advantage of a special accommodation rate the the conference venue, the Hyatt Regency, or a 10% discount for all Accor Hotels in the area. Members can also enjoy a special room rate at the Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney. Find out more on the Accommodation page.


The LGNSW Annual Conference 2017 is made possible by the support of our partners and sponsors.


Past Conferences

Use the links below to find Business Papers, Programs and photos from previous conferences.

  • 2016 - Wollongong

  • 2015 - Rosehill

  • 2014 - Coffs Harbour

  • 2013 - Sydney Town Hall