Local Government NSW Annual Conference 2020

  • Date:

    22 November - 24 November 2020

  • Location:

    Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, 430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale, NSW, 2325

About the Conference

The LGNSW Annual conference is the annual policy-making event for all NSW councils and our associate members. It is the pre-eminent event of the local government year where councillors come together to share ideas and debate issues that shape the way we are governed.

All NSW councils, regional, country and metropolitan, meet with an anticipated 800 attendees from across the state, inclusive of mayors, councillors, general managers and senior staff.

Cessnock City Council will co-host the conference and assist with various aspects of the conference, such as showcasing their unique and distinctive experiences at social functions and partners' tours. With over 1.5 million visitors per year, Cessnock is bound to please delegates, their spouses and sponsors alike.

View the Draft Program here.


Full registration information for individuals and groups, including 'early bird' rates, is available here.

Accommodation and travel

Information and options for travel and Conference accommodation are available here. Information for delegates travelling from the ALGA Conference in Wagga Wagga is available here.

Voting - delegates

Voting delegates must be registered to attend the Conference and be registered as a nominated voting delegate. For information on nominating voting delegates and voting entitlements, see here.


Members are invited to submit motions via an online portal. For information on submitting motions, see here.


Delegates are encouraged to reuse a previous LGNSW Conference satchel in an effort to help minimise our carbon footprint.

A BYOBAG competition will be held with prizes awarded.

Covid-19 precautions

The conference will be following the government guidelines on safe events and social distancing, noting that this can change in the future. We will be following hygiene practices by cleaning surfaces, arranging seating, overseeing food preparation and transport, as well as medical assistance as required.