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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 May 2022 11:11 am
ONE WEEK TO GO!

It’s almost here! Have you secured your spot yet?

PLA is proud to host this Green Adelaide webinar and invites you to register now.

WHEN: Wednesday 25 May
Time: 1.30 AEST
Cost: Members Free, Non-Members $50 + GST

Full details and to register https://buff.ly/3LDzb09

#PLA2022 #parksandleisure #parks #recreation #leisure #sport #community#green adelaide

17 May 2022 3:01 pm
Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) calls on the Australian Government to prioritise investment in delivering greener places and healthier communities in our cities and regions to improve the health of Australians and to become climate resilient places.

COVID19 has shown us that the community values our green open spaces and protecting, enhancing, and extending them should be a priority of the Australian Government.

PLA continues to be concerned about the poor health of our nation.

In a letter to the Australian Government, PLA “calls to action” the Australian Government to partner with state and local governments in our urgent and collective response to this health crisis.

Read the full letter here https://bit.ly/3sGIRzv

#parksandleisure #parks #recreation #leisure #sport #community

17 May 2022 1:30 pm
KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: Hear Gardening Australia host, landscape architect and Logie award-winner Costa Georgiadis share his passion for plants and people at PLA2022.

Book now for PLA2022 and save with our Early Bird discount: https://bit.ly/3rp8uEk

PLA2022 will be our first national face-to-face gathering since 2019 so join us as we return to grassroots.

Full conference details: https://bit.ly/3y9xKmn

#PLA2022 #ParksandLeisureConference #PLAGrassroots #parksandleisure #parks #recreation #leisure #sport #community

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