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Why become a member?


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

Benefits

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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8 May 2021 11:11 am
Official Launch of the Parks and Recreation Collections (PaRC) website!

This online event will mark the transition of an online repository of documentary materials capturing knowledge of parks and leisure in Australasia from its development mode to maintenance.

Hear from Dr Geoff Edwards, Secretary to the Trustees of the Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation Trust Fund - Education, Parks and Leisure Australia.

WHEN: Wednesday 19 May 2021, 11.30am AEST
COST: Free
BOOK: https://buff.ly/3vQqfwm

#ParksandLeisure #research #recreation #play #community #LocalGovernment #parksleisureaus

7 May 2021 10:30 pm
Let's connect at Sydney Olympic Park 🙌 12-15 September 2021. To see the full event details and book here https://bit.ly/3fRM6ys
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#PLA2021 #ParksandLeisure #ParksandLeisureConference #recreation #play #community #LocalGovernment #parksleisureaus

6 May 2021 11:11 am
#PLA2021 - Closing Tomorrow! Call for Abstracts

That's it! The finish line is in sight and you have until the end of tomorrow to make your final submission for your speaking opportunity at the Parks and Leisure Australia 2021 National Conference in Sydney!

We can't wait to reconnect with you on 'The Park Bench'.

Details and to submit your abstract https://buff.ly/3gBDw7F

#PLA2021 #ParksandLeisure #ParksandLeisureConference #recreation #play #community #LocalGovernment #parksleisureaus

5 May 2021 8:21 pm
We’ve been reminiscing about previous conferences and how great it was to see everyone connecting. What was your conference highlight from a previous year? Maybe it was the location where the conference was held or did you meet someone who was an inspiration for the next step in your career? 😇
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Share YOUR favourite moments and takeaways - we'd love to hear them! We can't wait to connect with you again on The Park Bench at the PLA Conference in Sydney. Register here > https://bit.ly/3fRM6ys
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#PLA2021 #ParksandLeisure #ParksandLeisureConference #recreation #play #community #LocalGovernment #parksleisureaus

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