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2024 APA Professional Development Seminar - Program Release

  • 07 Aug 2024
  • 9:30 AM
  • 09 Aug 2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • Stamford Grand, 2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg SA 5045


  • Tour of RSPCA, City of West Torrens and joint facility of Cities of Salisbury and Tea Tree Gully
  • Attendance to Thursday Dinner of 2024 APA Professional Development Seminar only
  • Attendance to both days of the 2024 APA Professional Development Seminar - No Dinner (Registration Not Transferable)
  • Attendance to both days of the 2024 APA Professional Development Seminar & Thursday night dinner. (Registration Not Transferable)
  • Attendance to Friday of the 2024 APA Professional Development Seminar & Thursday night dinner (Registration not transferable)
  • Attendance to Friday of the 2024 APA Professional Development Seminar only
  • Attendance to Thursday of the 2024 APA Professional Development Seminar & Thursday night dinner. (Registration not transferable)
  • Attendance to Thursday of the 2024 APA Professional Development Seminar only
  • Trade Space Only (No food) - 2 Days
  • Trade Space Food Per Person - 2 Days


The APA Professional Development Seminar -   7th, 8th & 9th August 2024


This year is shaping up to be another exciting conference and our official program is out today with an exclusive Animal Facility Tour!!

The 2024 Local Government Authorised Persons Conference returns to the Stamford Grand Glenelg and is designed to bring together professionals who are entrusted with authority, decision-making, or responsibility within their respective fields. This conference serves as a platform for our members to network, share insights, and collaborate on emerging trends, challenges, and best practices within Local Government.

Gain insights, connect with other Councils, stakeholders, keynote speakers, and fellow attendees through presentations, panel discussions, and understanding of current trends, best practices, and emerging issues in your field. 

The APA brings people together to share, encourage and learn in a safe inclusive environment.

The conference is excellently supported by a wide range of industry trades, offering a broad range of products and services that will be of great interest to our members and Councils.

We would encourage registrants who work in regulatory sections of Local Government including Parking Officers, Community Safety Officers, Development Compliance Officers, Regulatory support roles and associated leaders.   

What else is happening?

The APA is excited to announce that on Wednesday the 7th of August 2024 leading into the 2024 Professional Development Conference, we have organised a tour of 3 animal facilities in South Australia to give Officers a glimpse into how different detention facilities operate. This tour includes the following places:

  1. The newly built RSPCA Animal Care Campus

  2. Joint facility for the Cities of Salisbury and Tea Tree Gully

  3. 72 Hour holding facility for the City of West Torrens

Spots are capped at 48 to keep numbers manageable, so please secure your spot asap via the event registration. A bus will collect those who have registered at 9.30am from the Grand entrance Glenelg and return late afternoon. More details will be provided to those who register prior to the tour.

There is a small cost of $50 per person to help cover transportation fees. Travelling by bus makes it easier to coordinate, plus allows better networking opportunities.

This should be a good day out of the office and a learning opportunity if you are looking to develop or upgrade an existing facility, as all toured locations are newly built.

Award Nominations

The Local Government Authorised Persons Association Annual Awards provides an opportunity to recognise and reward excellence in the field of regulatory services in Local Government in South Australia, thanks to our incredible sponsors:

the Dog and Cat Management Board

KelledyJones Lawyers

Norman Waterhouse Lawyers

These awards are always a highlight of the seminar and will be presented at the seminar dinner at the Stamford Grand on the Thursday evening. 

Nominations close at 5pm Friday 26th July 2024.


Accommodation is available from $200 for a Grand City room or $240 for a Grand Ocean room per night. 

Bookings can be made by emailing or phone 8376 1222 and quote the code "LOC060824".

We look forward to seeing our members soon!

Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy is as set out below. All tickets purchased for the event are subject to this policy.

1. Subject to paragraph 4 below, all cancellations must be in writing via email to

2. Cancellations that are received via email prior to 16 July 2024 will receive a full refund.

3. Due to fees and expenses incurred by the APA for each registration, including for catering arrangements:

a. A fee will be incurred for cancellations that occur after 16 July 2024 but before 28 July 2024. The balance of the ticket price will be refunded; and

b. No amount will be refunded for cancellations that occur after 28 July 2024, including in the case of non-attendance by a person who has been registered to attend the event.

4. If the event is cancelled due to any measures that are introduced, escalated, or implemented by any Government Agency to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a full refund will be provided.

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