Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government

The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) was established in 2009 following Australian Government funding support to showcase innovation and best practice across local government and encourage the adoption of innovative practices and solutions. The Centre’s mandate was to enhance professionalism and skills in local government, showcase innovation and best practice, and facilitate a better-informed policy debate. The Centre concluded operations in 2016.

This digital archive of ACELG research outputs includes over one hundred reports and online resources that cover a broad spectrum of local government activities and operations. Many of these publications include practical guides, tools and templates which are being utilised by Australian councils to develop internal capacity and apply research findings in day-to-day operations.