Aerial view of conference centre

In a week where we celebrated International Women’s Day, the Mornington Peninsula Shire is thrilled to announce it has been chosen to host the 2023 Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) National Conference.

The announcement was made at the ALGWA National and Queensland state conference held in Airlie Beach on 1–3 March.

The Shire was already planning to host the 2023 Victorian conference and we are honoured to be now welcoming women from not only Victoria but all across Australia to our beautiful Peninsula.

The RACV at Cape Schanck will be the venue and accommodation centre for the conference taking place between 18–20 May 2023. The conference theme will be Connect, Inspire and Thrive. More details including key note speakers will be released over the coming months.

Founded in the early 1950s, ALGWA was established to assist in furthering knowledge and understanding of the function of local government and encourage women to participate in and make a career in local government.

Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Anthony Marsh:

“We’re excited to be hosting this important national conference.”

“We’re curating an inspirational and thought-provoking list of guest speakers to leave delegates feeling connected, inspired and equipped to thrive into the future. We will also be encouraging all delegates to linger longer during their visit and experience the very best of our wonderful Mornington Peninsula.”

“In the meantime, I encourage all women, whether working in the sector or wanting a career in local government to start planning for the 2023 ALGWA conference on the Mornington Peninsula – We can guarantee it will be the best place to Connect, Inspire and Thrive.”

Quotes attributable to Councillor Kylie Spears, President Australian Local Government Women’s Association Victoria:

“ALGWA Victoria is delighted to be hosting the 2023 national conference with the Mornington Peninsula Shire.”

“The ALGWA Victorian conference will enable women in local government to Connect, Inspire and Thrive as we continue to lay the path for the next 100 years of women’s representation.”