LGPro Membership Benefits

Individual Membership Benefits

LGPro Individual Membership gives you a voice on issues that matter to you and an opportunity to be part of the solution. Individual Members can participate in more than 40 annual professional development activities specifically designed by people working in the sector. You will also receive significantly reduced rates, attend members only events, receive Profile magazine, acquire specialist advice and resources and access a professional community that will support you through your career in Local Government.

How to join

The below benefits apply to LGPro Fellows, Individual Members (including Part Time Members) and Young Professionals 36 years and under. There are a number of membership categories to choose from to suit your professional needs.

To become an LGPro Member fill out the Individual Membership Application form and send it to membership@lgpro.com. If you have any questions about LGPro Membership, please get in touch with Michelle Cox, Membership Development Manager on (03) 9268 6400 or email to michellec@lgpro.com.

LGPro Individual Membership provides:

Representation and Advocacy

  • An independent and credible voice on issues of importance to our members
  • Member updates on LGPro's advocacy work
  • The right to contribute to submissions made to Government and other key stakeholders in representing the professional officer perspective
  • Representation by raising the profile of our members and the Local Government sector
  • Eligibility to nominate for election to the LGPro Board where you can help shape the sector
  • Voting rights at the LGPro AGM and for the LGPro Board

Networking and Peer Support

  • A broad professional network through Special Interest Groups, online forums, committees, programs and events
  • Profile magazine and fortnightly e-newsletter, Your Sector Your News which keep you up to date with the latest happening and events
  • Exclusive invitations to Members Only networking events
  • Invitations to CEO / Directors Forums

Learning and Development

  • Access to specialist professional development, advice, resources and member only offers such as the Rural Women's Professional Development Scholarship
  • Significant discounts for all LGPro professional development programs, events and the Annual Conference
  • Eligibility to participate in the LGPro Sector Secondment Program
  • Eligibility to apply for the LGPro Emerging Leaders Program, Executive Leadership Program and mentoring roles
  • Exclusive opportunities to develop skills and raise your profile with a leadership role on our Special Interest Groups, working groups, conference planning committees and award judging panels
  • FOR NEW MEMBERS A further 20% discount off the members rate for the Full Conference Package at the Annual Conference (also available to Individual Members attending the conference for the first time)
  • FOR NEW MEMBERS Complimentary registration to the Induction to Local Government program – value $195
  • FOR NEW MEMBERS $200 discount for the LGPro Mastering Management or Ignite programs
  • FOR NEW YOUNG PROFESSIONALS A $100 discount to one Young Professional event and free access to two Young Professional events

Awards and Recognition

  • Promotion of LGPro Individual Members through our publications to raise their profile in the sector
  • Acknowledgement of Individual Members on the LGPro website and at events and programs
  • An LGPro Individual Member electronic badge for your email signature and LinkedIn account
  • Use of post nominals FLGPro or MLGPro to demonstrate professionalism and support for the sector
  • Eligibility to nominate for the following LGPro Awards:

Awards for Excellence
Celebrating the fantastic work of individuals and teams in the Local Government sector

Customer Service Award
This biennial award recognises an individual or team initiative that has improved customer service within a Council

Aged & Disability Services Awards
Celebrating the success of individuals and teams working in the Aged & Disability Services sector in Local Government

Corporate & Community Planning Award
Open to teams and individuals working in the Community Planning sector in Local Government with a focus on initiatives that demonstrate excellence