The Australasian Management Challenge is a sophisticated development program that provides real life problem solving experiences and produces outcomes that translate into relevant, tangible and enduring benefits for your people, your teams and your organisation. It’s also good fun, great value and a hands-on approach to leadership development.

Teams of five or six members from any level of local government, undertake tasks alongside other participating councils that typify management in the local government environment.

Who should enter?

Everyone! The many thousands of local government employees who have participated in the Management Challenge have demonstrated that almost any local government officer with the right attitude will take away enduring benefits from the experience.

Why it's right for your council

The Management Challenge is designed to develop new and improved skills in effective team processes, issues resolution and situational leadership for all team members.
Everyone who participates in the Management Challenge comes away with new and practical insights into excellence in leadership and management.

Getting started

Some simple steps to get you started.


Download the Getting Started guide from the website. This will give you a good understanding of how the Management Challenge works and what it delivers, plus some good tips on forming a team and choosing a mentor.

Choose a team and a mentor.

Choose five to six team member. The team also needs a mentor - someone who can, with material supplied, guide the team through the preparation phase. Early appointment of your mentor will assist them with team formation and pre-challenge task preparation.


Registration information can be found on the right hand side of this page

The learnings begin

Once you have registered, your team can download further resources from the website and the fun can begin

Pre-challenge task

The pre-challenge task will be made available to Mentors in December. This will be assessed as part of the team's overall performance, so teams should plan to allow sufficient time to complete this task.

Management Challenge Brochure    

Management Challenge Poster

WA challenge dates

City of Melville
City of Wanneroo
City of Swan
City of Gosnells
City of Subiaco
City of Busselton
City of Joondalup
City of Kwinana
City of Armadale
City of South Perth
Venue: Trinity College, 230 Hampden Road Crawley

Challenge Dates

The WA regional final is a one-day event that will take place between 15–17 March 2017.

The Australasian final will be held in Tasmania from 22–24 May 2017.


The early bird team fee is: $4700.00 (Excl. GST)
The regular team fee is:
$5100.00 (Excl. GST)
To be eligible for the early bird fee payment must be made by 16 December 2016.


Register online at
On confirmation of your entry, an invoice and all the information you need to get started will be provided.
Early bird registrations close 16 December 2016.
Registrations close 10 February 2017.

Contact Details

Registration enquiries:
LG Professionals Australia Office
Phone: (03) 8658 5876
Mobile: 0468 562 158

For information on the WA event:
Western Australia Office
Phone: (08) 9271 1136