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 members. 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.

Management Challenge Brochure    

Management Challenge Poster


WA challenge

Dates to follow
Venue: Trinity College, 230 Hampden Road Crawley

Challenge Dates

The WA regional final is a one-day event that will take place between 14-16 March 2018.

The Australasian final will be held in Canberra August 2018


The early bird team fee is: $5200 (Excl. GST)
The regular team fee is:
$5600 (Excl. GST)
To be eligible for the early bird fee payment must be made by 15 December 2017.


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 15 December 2017.
Registrations close 9 February 2018.

Contact Details

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