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  • 04 Jun 2024 9:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2024 APA Professional Development Conference Award Nominations are NOW OPEN 

    The Local Government Authorised Persons' Association is thrilled to bring you an opportunity to shine at the 2024 Professional Development Conference, thanks to our incredible sponsors:

    Dog & Cat Management Board,

    Norman Waterhouse Lawyers

    KelledyJones Lawyers. 

    We are looking for Nominations for the below categories. Nominate now via this link: 2024 Local Government Authorised Persons Association Professional Development Conference Awards Nomination Form (

    Best regards,
    Local Government Authorised Persons Association

  • 27 Jun 2023 9:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The APA is pleased to release the 2023 APA Professional Development Seminar Program, which we hope provides opportunities to learn, network and share ideas for all our members.

    Program for the upcoming conference: 

    2023 APA Professional Development Seminar Program

     We look forward to seeing as many members as possible at the upcoming conference. 

  • 02 Mar 2023 10:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You may have noticed the website looks different. The APA have updated this to make it mobile friendly which is very important in today's climate.  If you would like to see anything changed or added, please email the APA on, as we always welcome new ideas.

  • 12 Feb 2023 10:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Save the Date

    The 2023 APA Seminar will be held on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 July 2023

    at the Stamford Grand, Glenelg.

    Please contact one of the committee members if you would like to present at the seminar or if you have a suggestion on a speaker or topic of interest. 

  • 12 Feb 2023 9:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The APA will be hosting a special event in April to launch the APA Professional Development Framework, which will also be supported by some legal seminars from Norman Waterhouse and Kelledy Jones Lawyers.. Stay tuned for more updates. 

    Document link: APA Professional Framework

  • 07 Jun 2022 10:07 AM | Anonymous member

    Award nominations are now open for the annual APA Awards, including a new category sponsored by the EPA to recognise the important and complex work being carried out by teams and individuals who are using the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act.  

    The four categories are: 

    • South Australian Animal Management Officer of the Year
    • New Regulatory Services Officer Award
    • Excellence in Regulatory Services
    • Local Nuisance and Litter Control Officer or Team of the Year

    Nominations close 5pm on Friday 8 July 2022. 

  • 03 Mar 2022 11:18 AM | Anonymous member

    The Authorised Persons Association made the decision to move the APA Seminar to the 28 and 29 July 2022, to be preceded by a training day on 27 July 2022. 

    As you know, our Seminar and Awards Night is normally held in May each year, however due to the Covid restrictions we have been experiencing and the potential inability for Councils to allow delegates to attend in person, the APA decided to move the Annual Training Seminar to July 2022.

    Our annual seminar program combines opportunities to learn, network and share ideas.  This year is shaping up to be an exciting program and will include:

    • Wednesday 27 July 2022 - Half day Cat Training (AWL) and half day SAMOF Meeting
    • Thursday and Friday 28 – 29 July 2022 – Full day Seminar program both days
    • APA Annual General Meeting
    • Awards Dinner on Thursday 28 July 2022
    • Pre-Seminar networking breakfast on Friday 29 July 2022
    • Dedicated trades stands so you can find out more about equipment and technology available to help you do your job
    • Updates from industry leaders on topics that matter to you
    • Opportunities to make new contacts and network with your colleagues from all over South Australia

    As we move into the new normal following the impacts of the pandemic, the APA committee understand the importance and value of reconnecting in person with your colleagues.  We also stress that the Seminar will be conducted with delegates health and safety as a priority, allowing ample space for social distancing and adhering to any SA Health Guidelines, while also providing attendees with a range of engaging guest speakers and opportunities to reconnect and celebrate. 

    On behalf of the APA Committee, I look forward to seeing you in July, 

    Kristy Noakes 

    President, APA Committee 

  • 12 Nov 2021 11:50 AM | Anonymous member

    Animal Management Summer Course

    University of Adelaide will be offering the Animal Management course in summer semester 2022.

    This is a great opportunity to gain some additional skills.

    The course will have online content available in the last 2 weeks of January, and then a week of face to face practical classes and workshops in the week of Mon Jan 31 to Fri Feb 4. It would be available for external study, and the assessments required could be modified to suit external participants. A certificate of completion could be provided.

    The cost is $2000, and there is accommodation available if needed at Roseworthy campus.

    If you would like more information, or to speak directly to Dr Susan Hazel regarding the course, please contact Susan direct:

    Dr Susan Hazel

    Senior Lecturer, Animal Behaviour, Welfare & Ethics


  • 13 Oct 2021 1:31 PM | Anonymous member

    Save the Date!

    The APA Executive Committee are excited to announce the 2022 Professional Development Seminar will be held 19 - 20 May 2022 at the Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg South Australia. 

    Details and Tickets will be available on our website closer to the date. 

    If there are any topics or presenters you would love to see at the Seminar, please contact one of the Executive Committee Members. 

  • 22 Sep 2021 3:45 PM | Anonymous member

    Congratulations to our 2021 Award Winners,:

    Tony Lombardi, City of Adelaide

    Laura Harvey, City of Mitcham

    Joint Winners - City of Charles Sturt and City of Port Adelaide Enfield. 

    You can read more about our winners here

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