Membership

Since 1980 we have been providing opportunities for Local Government Finance Professionals to develop, network, and promote innovation within the Industry. Today we advocate for our stakeholders and Queensland Local Government, while not forgetting our core services.

We exist to provide and create value for our members by:

  • Facilitating active communication
  • Collaborating and networking
  • Promoting continuous innovation and business improvement
  • Providing opportunities for professional development
  • Building and maintaining strategic alliances with key industry stakeholders

Our key drivers articulated in our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan are:

1. Professional Development  “Our primary role is to enhance the personal and professional development of our members”

2. Advocacy  “We represent our members when engaging stakeholders”

3. Communication  “An active professional body that is engaged and connected with its members”

More information on our Association can be found in our Constitution.

Membership classes:

ASSOCIATE MEMBER. Members of CPA Australia, or the Institution of Chartered Accountants employed by a Queensland Local Government or any other person employed by a Queensland Local Government or the Queensland Government in a related field of employment with professional qualifications or other industry experience considered suitable by the executive.

FELLOW MEMBER. Any person who on application is considered by the executive to have made a significant contribution to the association or Industry, has been has been a member of the association for a period of ten (10) years and has been responsible for the finance function of a local government for at least three years. In this instance, finance function is taken to be the overarching function of a small local government or a specialised function in a larger local government. Typically this would involve the supervision of five (5) or more financial professionals. A fellow member shall be subject to the same terms and conditions and entitled to the same rights and privileges previously enjoyed as an associate member.

HONORARY MEMBER. Any person not being a member of the association who has rendered such services to the association as would in the opinion of the executive entitle him to this distinction, may be admitted by the executive as an Honorary Member. The name of the member shall then be entered in the Register of Members on the Honorary Membership list. An Honorary Member is not entitled to hold any office or sit on the executive.

CONTINUING MEMBER. Any person who has been an Associate Member of the association for an aggregated period of not less than two (2) years and has ceased to be employed by a Queensland Local Government or in a related field of employment may on application to the executive be admitted as a continuing member. The name of the member shall thereupon be entered in the Register of Members on the Continuing Membership list. A Continuing Member shall be subject to the same terms and conditions and entitled to the same rights and privileges previously enjoyed as an associate member.

LIFE MEMBER. Any person who is or has been an Associate Member of the association and who has given valued service to the association may upon the recommendation of the executive to an annual general meeting of the association be elected by that annual general meeting to Life Membership. The name of the member shall thereupon be entered in the Register of Members on the Life Membership list. A Life Member shall be entitled to the full rights and privileges previously enjoyed as an associate member of the association but shall be exempted from the payment of all subscriptions and levies.

CORPORATE MEMBER. Any entity that has an interest in the financial functions and processes of local government and contributes to the ongoing development of the association may be admitted by the executive as a Corporate Member. A corporate member is not entitled to hold any office or sit on the executive of the association.

STUDENT MEMBER. Any full or part time student who has an interest in local government finance or works in local government may be admitted by the executive as a Student Member. A student member is not entitled to hold any office or sit on the executive of the association.

To apply:

Complete our application form and forward to admin@lgfp.org.au. Annual membership of the Association is $55.00.

The annual subscription fee is also incorporated into the conference fees for the association’s annual conference.