• Celebrity Lawn Series:Docklands Park

    23rd Feb 17

    Celebrity Lawn Series is a new AILA CPD series which includes a site visit, educational talk and refreshments at a trailblazing turf project

  • Time is running out to join the Magical Park Challenge

    22nd Feb 17

    Parks Week is coming up in only a few weeks and close to 100 parks are signed up for our Magical Park Challenge.  Magical Park is a subscription service for councils who want to offer their community free family entertainment in a local park. 

  • Nominations for the prestigious Awards of Excellence Now Open

    16th Jan 17

    Each year we recognise excellence in our industry through the prestigious Awards of Excellence.  The awards recognise outstanding initiatives and innovative efforts.


    Nominations are now open

  • Nominations for the prestigious Awards of Excellence open Monday

    11th Jan 17

    Each year we recognise excellence in our industry through the prestigious Awards of Excellence.

  • Events & Seminars - what's on in 2017?

    9th Jan 17

    To fire into the new year have a look at what events are going on near you.

  • PLA National Office Closing for Christmas

    22nd Dec 16

    The PLA National Office is closing from the 24th December - 9th January.  

    We are looking forward to some well earned rest and relaxation and time with our families 

    The office will be unattended over this period and we will be back on deck fighting fit in the new year!

  • 2017 Awards of Excellence

    19th Dec 16

    Each year we recognise excellence in our industry through the prestigious Awards of Excellence.  The awards recognise outstanding initiatives and innovative efforts. 

  • 10 Great ideas for an active Australia

    16th Dec 16

    We have ten great ideas to ensure the urban environment enables people to GET ACTIVE!

  • AP&L Summer Edition Out Now!

    14th Dec 16

    The Summer Edition is jam packed with articles on Events, Tourism and the Arts.

  • AusPlay Report Unveiled by Federal Minister of Sport

    12th Dec 16

    How many people are participating in sport in your area? Results are out! Data collected for AusPlay in October has been released by the ASC.

  • Parks and Leisure Australia applaud City of Sydney’s $63M investment

    15th Nov 16

    Parks and Leisure Australia congratulates the City of Sydney on their $63M investment into green space infrastructure for Sydney’s inner west.

  • Congratulations 2016 PLA National Awards of Excellence Recipients

    25th Oct 16

    Each year Parks & Leisure Australia acknowledges excellence in the industry through its prestigious Awards of Excellence. These annual awards recognise outstanding initiatives and innovative efforts of ‘the people behind the places’ which promote and enhance opportunities for the good use of leisure time for a number of social, environmental and economic benefits to the community.

  • Are you interested or involved in Outdoor Fitness Equipment? 

    20th Oct 16

    Then here’s your chance to contribute to the development of a set of guidelines that will provide industry professionals with the tools to make informed decisions concerning the location, installation, maintenance and activation of outdoor fitness equipment………

  • 5 Mega Trends

    29th Sep 16

    Only occasionally in history do massive demographic changes combine with huge social shifts, ongoing generational transitions and unprecedented technological innovation so that within the span of a decade society altogether alters. Australia is currently in the midst of one such transformation.

  • Playground Inspirations

    5th Sep 16

    Children with disabilities often spend their entire lives never having played with friends on a neighbourhood or school playground as typical playgrounds are not designed to include them.

    For Catherine and Scott Williams this is the reality that would have faced their son Shane who passed away two weeks after his birth. Born with spinal muscular atrophy, Shane’s disability would have prevented him from playing on a playground with other children.

  • New Speakers Added for PLA National Conference

    25th Aug 16

    We are very proud to announce that in the last few days we have been able to add another huge name to the PLA National Conference taking place this October, Michael Shull, General Manager of the Department of Recreation and Parks for the City of Los Angeles.

  • Meet the change-makers that are helping build your tool kit

    9th Aug 16

    Have you registered for the 2016 PLA National Conference being held in Adelaide in October? In this blog we meet the keynotes and find out a little more about what they will be speaking on.

  • Toro Australia join PLA

    2nd Feb 15
  • Refresh and Re-brand with the Generate Network!

    2nd Feb 15
  • Making the most of our open spaces

    29th Jan 15