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 for attendance at 2017 Conference will open late August.


For conference delegates wishing to stay at the venue at the Hyatt Regency,  a reduced accommodation rate is available from Sunday 3 December until Thursday 7 December. Click here to book accommodation at the Hyatt Regency. For group bookings please contact Ashley Markovic, Group Reservations Coordinator, on 02 9290 4812 or

A vast choice of hotels are available within walking distance of the conference venue. To meet all budgets and requirements, LGNSW has negotiated a 10% discount for all Accor Hotels in the area. Click here to explore and book nearby hotels.

December is a busy time in Sydney and LGNSW encourages delegates to book accommodation as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 


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

Deadline Action
Monday 9 October Deadline for payment of membership fees (required for your council to be entitled to vote for motions and the LGNSW Board)
Friday 13 October

Members notified of number of delegates that can vote:

  • on motions
  • for the LGNSW Board
Tuesday 7 November

Deadline to nominate as a candidate for a position on the LGNSW Board (Note this date is currently subject to confirmation by the Australian Electoral Commission. LGNSW will advise if it changes.)

Monday 13 November

Deadline for members to provide names to LGNSW of delegates  who will vote for:

  • motions
  • the LGNSW Board

For more information about voting on motions and for the Board please contact Debra Law, Divisional Coordinator – Member Services, on 02 9242 4142 or

Submit motions

Members will be invited to submit motions mid-year.


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