30 Jul 2021 9:14 pm
Announcing the finalists of the prestigious PLA National Awards of Excellence!

Finalists showcase the best of Australia's parks, sport and leisure industry. Check out the finalists click here >

Winners will be announced at the industry event of the year, the National Awards of Excellence Gala dinner in November. Book tickets now

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26 Jul 2021 7:22 pm
Due to the recent lockdowns across many States in Australia, the 2021 PLA National Conference has had to be rescheduled to Monday 22 - Thursday 25 November 2021.

PLA2021 will still take place at the Sydney Olympic Park in NSW, and we are currently confirming the availability of our magnificent line up of keynote and industry speakers. The revised programme will be announced in the coming weeks, so watch this space!

Purchased tickets are automatically valid for the new dates, and the National Awards announcement will still be made in September, with presentations to all winners at the Gala Industry Christmas Dinner, now scheduled for Wednesday 24 November 2021.

Thank you to all our members and partners for your continued support.

We look forward to reconnecting with you on the Park Bench in November.

Sydney Olympic Park, 22-25 November 2021. See the full conference details and book 👉


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23 Jul 2021 8:05 pm
We're seeking nominations for the Parks and Leisure Australia 2021 Region Council Elections!

With 21 positions available across 5 region councils, now is the time to nominate.

As the leading industry association for professionals in the sector, our aim is for Australia to be the most liveable country in the world, renowned for its parks, sport and recreation facilities that provide the foundation for healthy communities and liveable towns and cities.

There are several positions declared vacant for each Region Council:

- New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory Region - 4 positions
- Queensland Region - 4 positions
- South Australia / Northern Territory Region - 4 positions
- Victoria/Tasmania Region - 4 positions
- Western Australia Region - 5 positions

If you know someone who is passionate about what happens in our regions, nominate them now!

Region Council positions are held for a 3-year term.

Full details and to apply

Hurry, nominations close Monday 9 August 2021!

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20 Jul 2021 4:07 pm

Parks and Leisure Australia is calling for nominations to fill vacancies on all our Region Councils.

17 Jul 2021 12:20 pm
Kurt Fearnley is one of Australia's most successful sporting champions, having won successive Paralympic gold medals and six world championships in track events. Admire and be inspired by Kurt’s talk ‘Overcome Every Obstacle’ as we connect with him on The Park Bench at PLA2021.

In 2021 we're offering flexible registration options. Should things change, we'll look after you. See your registration options, and our COVID-19 Safety Plan, at
Sydney Olympic Park, 12-15 September 2021. See the full conference details and book 👉
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15 Jul 2021 11:36 am
In 2020 Andrew Leslie became a tetraplegic after a mountain bike accident. His doctors told him he’d never walk again. Andrew defied all predictions and is breaking barriers for others with mobility issues as CEO of Recreation Aotearoa - Te Whai Oranga. His journey will move and inspire you! Hear Andrew's story first-hand at PLA2021.
We are offering flexible registration for PLA2021. To view your registration options, and our COVID-19 Safety Plan, click here >
Sydney Olympic Park, 12-15 September 2021. To see the full event details and book 👉
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14 Jul 2021 11:11 am
Announcing Otium Planning Group's partnership renewal with Parks and Leisure Australia to support the Generate Network Australia over the next three years.

Generate Network Australia is Parks and Leisure Australia’s commitment to developing young professionals and emerging leaders across our industry.
Investing in our emerging leaders and future proofing our industry is key to Parks and Leisure Australia and Otium Planning Group, and Generate Network Australia would not be possible without Otium Planning Group's support and legacy leadership. We're looking forward to launching Generate Network Australia into the next exciting phase!

More information at

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13 Jul 2021 12:35 pm
The socio-environmental impact of urban biodiversity, parks and open spaces cannot be underestimated. WE 💚 GREEN! PLA2021 will give the chance to discuss how we maximise the benefits of the natural environment for our communities. See the program for a full listing of sessions >
View your flexible registration options, and our COVID-19 Safety Plan, at
Sydney Olympic Park, 12-15 September 2021. To see the full conference details and book 👉
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10 Jul 2021 3:47 pm
COVID-19 continues to provide challenges for our industry. As situations change, we're providing a number of flexible options to assist with your participation at PLA2021. These include roll-over registration to next year's conference, or the ability to send a colleague in your place, if circumstances prevent participation. No matter what happens, we'll look after you!

Our COVID-19 Safety Plan will keep you and your colleagues safe while attending the conference. More information at

As we work through current challenges, we look forward to meeting you on the Park Bench at Sydney Olympic Park in September. See conference details 👉
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6 Jul 2021 1:44 pm
We’ve released the PLA National Conference Program! Packed with an incredible array of thought-provoking and informative sessions, start browsing the full program now 👉

PLA2021 will feature four streams for you to choose from: physical, health, socio-environmental and economic benefits.

As situations change, flexible registration is available. View your registration options, and our COVID-19 Safety Plan, at
Sydney Olympic Park, 12-15 September 2021. To see the full conference details and book 👉
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1 Jul 2021 5:04 pm
Join us! National Director Role!

Are you, or someone you know, passionate and enthusiastic about leading governance and risk management? PLA is seeking applications from skilled people with governance leadership experience and policy development skills that can add value to our national board.

Apply now, applications close 12 July 2021.

Full details

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