'THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PLACES'
Join us today and contribute to the growth, service and development of a stronger, united parks and leisure industry in Australia.
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LEADERS IN THE COMMUNITY

As the national peak body for 'The People Behind the Places', we support over 2,500 members through the provision of training, professional development, research, advocacy and provide a range of products and services.

CITIES AT PLAY: 2024 PARKS & LEISURE AUSTRALIA CONFERENCE

Accomodation is selling fast for the 2024 PLA National Conference, which will be held in Brisbane from 13-16 October 2024.
 
This event is run by the industry, for the industry and it will give guests the opportunity to meet the people behind the places, and hear insights from those working in parks, leisure, sports and facilities. There will also be learning and professional development opportunities throughout the conference with real-world takeaways and applications.

BECOME A REGION COUNCILLOR

Your opportunity to help lead the Parks & Leisure industry is here!
 
Every year, PLA elects councillors for each Region. Councillors serve three-year terms, and each Council has 10 Region Councillors, plus additional members as needed
 
Learn more about the Region Councils and election process below!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NATIONAL FINALISTS!

Join us in celebrating the outstanding initiatives and innovative efforts of ‘The People Behind the Places.’

Congratulations to our regional winners and national finalists! Find out who our National Finalists are and learn more about the outstanding projects across the nation. The winners will be announced on 15 October in Brisbane at our Awards of Excellence Gala, following our National Conference. Best of luck to all finalists! 

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BECOME A PLA MEMBER

Our members are ‘The People Behind the Places’ who work across policy, planning and the provision of assets, services, facilities, programs, and research in the parks and leisure sector. Find out how you can join us and access PLA member benefits today!

REGION SELECTOR

Looking for more information specific to your State/Territory? Click on the plus icon over your region of interest and discover the current Executive Officer, connect with our valued Region Sponsors, stay updated on the latest regional news, and never miss out on upcoming Region Events. Your gateway to local insights starts here!

LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS

NSW/ACT

The Future of Moore Park South

Earlier this year, PLA NSW/ACT made a submission in response to the “Have your say” and invitation from Greater Sydney Parklands to respond to the discussion paper on the Future

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VIC/TAS

VIC/TAS Region Partners 2024-25

Parks and Leisure Australia Vic/Tas is thrilled to announce the renewal of our region sponsorship agreement with both Green by Nature and SPORTENG for a further year. This renewed partnership

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