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The Local Government Finance Professionals Association of Queensland (LGFP) represents the financial and accounting professionals in Queensland Local Government. Our Association was originally formed in 1980 as the Local Government Accountants Association of Queensland (LGAA). In 2011 at the AGM, the decision was made to change the name to better reflect the work undertaken by members in Queensland local government.

The Association provides a forum for members to discuss the various problems which arise in carrying out the requirements of the Local Government Act, other the Local Government financial requirements, and other matters of common interest within Local Government.  The flagship event of LGFP is the 3-day Annual Conference which is held each year to allow officers to discuss contemporary issues and learn from experts and peers.  



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Our 2020 Annual Conference will held from 24-27 November 2020 at the Pullman Cairns.

The Masterclass will be held on 24 November, 2020 at the same venue.

A date claimer will be sent out after the March Conference planning meeting. 

Conference Partnership Packages will be available April/May 2020.  

In the meantime please continue to give support to the  2019 Conference Partners.

Annual General Meeting

Our 2019 AGM was be held on 20 November 2019 during our Annual Conference.  A Committee is elected each year.  Our current President is Tony Brett. Head over to our About Us page to find our more about our current Committee.


2020 Masterclass Claim the Date 24 July 2020 Brisbane Airport Convention Centre  

40th Anniversary Conference a huge success.  Over 260 delegates attended the 40th Anniversary Conference which was held at RACV Royal Pines Gold Coast 19 - 22 November 2019.  

Delegates heard from a range of local and international speakers on topics relating to the how the future will look in another 40 years.  

A number of past Committee members attended and two participated on a discussion panel which talked about the past, present and future of Local Government Finance Professionals.

Annual Personal Development and Business Improvement Bursary

Applications are now closed for LGFP's 2019 Personal Development and Business Improvement Bursary.  Two bursaries of $5,000 each are being offered to support Queensland local government employees to undertake personal development and/or business improvement initiatives with a focus on long term local government sustainability. The program would suit officers wishing to undertake a study tour to explore better practices and future possibilities in their area of interest.

Winners will be announced at our Annual Conference in November 2019.

Proposed Changes to LG Regulations

The Committee has developed a paper using the answers from the survey of LG Finance Professionals.  The submission has been forwarded to the Department.

Audit Committee Survey Results

In January 2019 the LGFP Committee sought responses to a survey on Audit Committees and the Internal Audit Function within councils.  The survey results have been forwarded to the Queensland Audit Office and the Director General DLGRMA.

2019 CFO and Finance Managers Forum

65 CFOs and Finance Managers from 38 Councils attended the Forum held on 19 July 2019 at the Brisbane Airport Conference Centre.  The papers from the Forum can be found on Events - Past Conference/Events page



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No surveys are available at this time, however we always value feedback from our members.  Email us with your comments/ suggestions to admin@lgfp.org.au

Online Forum

The LGFP has established an online discussion forum where members can discuss current issues. Check it out or better yet, start a discussion thread or volunteer to moderate a discussion topic.




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