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We work towards developing and supporting the Parks & Leisure sector by providing a wide array of member benefits

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Our members are diverse, with individual needs, priorities and desired levels of support.

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PLA has provided me a wealth of opportunities to meet and collaborate with other open space and recreation professionals eager to share their knowledge and has also allowed me to share my ideas in a cooperative and safe environment.

Louise, Consultant

It's important to keep up with new technology and techniques in managing Parks & Open Spaces and hear from industry leading operators about how we can do things more environmentally friendly and effectively. I also enjoy the networking and meeting people from the different organisations. It keeps me fresh and motivated to improve things.

Jason, Manager, Hume City Council

I have found the seminars and conferences run by PLA have provided a vehicle to create friendships and professional affiliations amongst the membership from as close as the adjoining council to as far away as interstate and overseas.

Fiona, Advisor, Office of Sport

PLA has provided me a wealth of opportunities to meet and collaborate with other open space and recreation professionals eager to share their knowledge and has also allowed me to share my ideas in a cooperative and safe environment.

Louise, Consultant


It's important to keep up with new technology and techniques in managing Parks & Open Spaces and hearing from industry leading operators about how we can do things more environmentally friendly and effectively. I also enjoy the networking and meeting people from the different organisations. It keeps me fresh and motivated to improve things.

Jason, Manager, Hume City Council

I have found the seminars and conferences run by PLA have provided a vehicle to create friendships and professional affiliations amongst the membership from as close as the adjoining council to as far away as interstate and overseas.

Fiona, Advisor, Office of Sport

2018 National Award Winners

  • Playspace Award (>$0.5M)
  • Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands, NSW/ACT
  • The Ian Potter Children's WILD PLAY Garden
  • Major Event of the Year
  • Cumberland Council, NSW/ACT
  • Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival
  • North Sydney Council
  • Park of the Year Award NSW/ACT
  • Coal Loader Platform

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18 Sep 2020 2:28 pm

All members are advised that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Parks and Leisure Australia will be held on Tuesday 27 th October, 5.45pm EST. Due to gathering restrictions, this year the AGM will be held virtually. More details to be released prior together with an Agenda, Annual Report and link to register for the meeting.

18 Sep 2020 12:50 pm
We loved seeing the media attention devoted to Paralympic great Louise Sauvage this week to mark 20 years since the #Sydney2000 Olympics. You won't want to miss our Olympic Panel Discussion featuring Louise at the upcoming #PLA2020 Virtual Conference. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-16/louise-sauvages-golden-moment-at-sydney-olympic-games-2000/12666404?fbclid=IwAR20mwJ9wjSlXXAMpAm3Vo71tBOl47H2iH-XK-yO4V1EUoFyRgMeUHbKMIc
18 Sep 2020 12:40 pm
We loved seeing the media attention devoted to Australian Paralympic great Louise Sauvage this week as we mark 20 years since the #Sydney2000 Olympics. You won't want to miss Louise as part of our Olympic Panel Discussion at the upcoming #PLA2020 Virtual Conference.

Register for this year's 2020 Parks and Leisure Australia National Virtual Conference before Sept 23 to take advantage of discounted early bird pricing.

Full Conference, 1-Day and Single Session passes available. Discounts for Group Bookings.

https://pla2020.parksleisure.com.au/…/confere…/registration/


Twenty years after her own race win at the Sydney Games, wheelchair athlete great Louise Sauvage has not gone far from the Olympic precinct, coaching young hopefuls to follow in her tracks.
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