The 124th LGAQ Annual Conference

The 124th LGAQ Annual Conference

The LGAQ Annual Conference is the Association's landmark event and will take place over three days in October.

Date: 19th October 2020 - 21st October 2020 Every day

Location: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCEC) 2684-2690 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach QLD 4218

Cost: Contact Us

Join us 19-21 October for our 124th Annual Conference, with the City of Gold Coast our host council.

This year’s Annual Conference is the first of the new local government term and is themed NextGen Councils – not just for the newly-elected community leaders across our 77 member councils, but for the challenges they are already tackling with the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic and social impacts.

The conference program addresses critical issues such as resilience, performance and reputation and provides updates on key day-to-day services for councils, regulatory and other vital matters.

Our trade exhibitors will have a golden opportunity to meet many members of Queensland’s local government sector, from new and returning mayors, councillors and CEOs, through to the officers who advise on councils’ biggest purchasing and procurement decisions.

Annual Conference also incorporates our AGM, where the local government sector’s policy priorities for the year ahead – and beyond – will be debated.

The Gala Dinner, held at the Star Gold Coast Ballroom, will recognise long-serving council employees as well as announcing the winner of the Butch Lenton Memorial Award.

COVID-19 precautions 

Considerable planning has taken place – and daily monitoring continues – to ensure our 124th Annual Conference is safe for delegates and exhibitors, as well as LGAQ and venue staff.

LGAQ’s Events Team has completed Infection Control Training for COVID-19 and is fully briefed and up to date on the mass gathering restrictions. They are also working very closely with the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCEC) to ensure all COVID-Safe guidelines are met.

In line with GCEC’s COVID-Safe plan we will ensure that all attendees adhere to the below:

  • enforcing the 1.5m social distancing rule
  • limiting numbers on trade exhibition stands
  • provision of hand sanitiser and hand washing stations throughout the venue
  •   meals will come individually, pre-packed (no buffets).

We have also capped the total number of attendees able to attend.

Annual Conference program

Annual Conference program


Delegate & Observers group registration- 5 or more people

Delegate & Observer individual registration

Sponsor and Trade Prospectus

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Gold Coast Accommodation 

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson

LGAQ Events and Conference Coordinator

1300 542 700

Adrienne Coats

Adrienne Coats

Sponsorship and Trade Sales Officer

1300 542 700

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