Nominations are now closed

The Raymond West Scholarship program is open to emerging local government leaders, committed to advancing the profession of local government to build better communities.


LG Professionals Tasmania in partnership with LG Professionals Australia is excited to offer the Raymond West Scholarship for two young Tasmanians working in local government to attend the LG Professional’s Australia Congress to be held in Canberra in August 2021.

The Congress provides an excellent opportunity for networking, professional development and being exposed to a range of new concepts.

LG Professionals Australia will meet the Congress registration costs (including the Welcome Reception and Congress Dinner) and LG Professionals Tas will provide $1,000 towards travel and accommodation. Travel expenses over $1,000 will be met by the winner and/or the Council.

The two scholarship recipients will be recognised in front of industry peers at an awards ceremony in June.

Applicants should:

  • Be working in local government in Tasmania.
  • Demonstrate a clear interest in a career in local government.
  • Be looking for a significant professional development opportunity.
  • Not have previously attended Congress under the scholarship or other funded award.
  • Be under 35 years of age as at 30 June 2021.


  • Agree to participate in the national digital promotions and communications.
  • Provide a report after attending Congress.
  • Agree to present at a future LG Professionals Tas event.


Applicants must complete the online application that includes general information and address the following criteria:

  • What is important to you about working in Local Government?
  • How would you benefit from attending the National Congress?
  • How have you demonstrated leadership within your workplace or the wider community?

Applications must be endorsed by the applicant’s GM/CEO, together with a current photo and evidence of their date of birth.

Nominations must be submitted online by 5.00 pm, Friday 14 May 2021. No late submissions will be accepted.