Local Government NSW Annual Conference

  • Date:

    16 October - 18 October 2016

  • Location:

    WIN Entertainment Centre, Corner Crown & Harbour streets, Wollongong NSW 2500

The Conference is the annual policy-making event for all councils of NSW, our Associate members and the NSW Aboriginal Land Councils. 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.

Event Partner

LGNSW is delighted to acknowledge Wollongong City of Innovation Ltd trading as Destination Wollongong as our Event Partner for the 2016 Conference. 


Registrations for this year's conference are now open. Take advantage of early bird rates and change the names of registered delegates later, if necessary. Visit the registration page to find out more. 

Draft Program 

A Draft Program (PDF, 165KB) is now available for download. This program is correct at the time of publication; speakers and program details may have changed due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Submit Motions

Submissions are now closed. Please visit the Submit Motions page to find out about submitting a late motion.

Voting - delegates

Separate to Conference registration, members must register the names of their delegates for voting during formal business sessions. Visit the Voting - delegates page to find out more on nominating delegates and voting on motions.


LGNSW is now taking applications for sponsorship at the 2016 Conference. For more information about the opportunities in 2016, please download the LGNSW Annual Conference Sponsorship Prospectus.


Delegates can take advantage of special accommodation rates arranged by Destination Wollongong. Find out more on the Accommodation page.

Dining in Wollongong 

The Welcome Reception will be held on Sunday 16 October 2016 at the Lagoon Restaurant, from 5.00 – 7.00pm. A free shuttle will take delegates to and from Lagoon Restaurant and WIN Entertainment Centre. On the way back the shuttle will stop at a number of restaurants open for dinner Sunday night, along the foreshore of Cliff Road and Endeavour Drive. We recommend to book tables for dinner in advance. 

There’s an extensive variety of restaurants that will be also be open in the City Centre on Sunday night if delegates wish to head up to the main eat streets which are Corrimal, Crown and Kiera Street, Wollongong. Additional listings may be found via http://www.visitwollongong.com.au/dining

Past Conferences

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

  • 2015 - Rosehill
  • 2014 - Coffs Harbour
  • 2013 - Sydney Town Hall


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