The Australian Government has contributed $8 million in funding for the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government. The Centre's mandate is to enhance professionalism and skills in local government, showcase innovation and best practice, and facilitate a better-informed policy debate.


The Centre will:

  • Build on existing local government programs and networks
  • Encourage innovation and best practice across local government
  • Foster good governance and strategic leadership
  • Support action to improve local government workforce capability to address skill shortages and attract and retain skilled staff
  • Promote new and improved training and development programs and
  • Stimulate and inform debate on key issues for local government in coming decades.
At the ACELG Launch: (L-R) Margaret Reynolds, Anthony Albanese, Maxine McKew and Ross Milbourne.


ACELG's activities are grouped into six program areas:


Advisory Groups and Committees


Annual Reports