Event details

Local Government Assurance Forum 2021 - Virtual

Virtual - Thursday 11 and Friday 12 November 2021 (AEDT)


The Local Government Assurance Forum 2021 is designed for internal audit, risk, compliance and governance professionals working across the local government sector. The forum will equip attendees with insights, strategies and tools to assist their organisations in achieving effective risk management, better governance practices, quality controls and organisational efficiencies. The program will be structured with a series of high-level sessions to provide broad insights and directions that are impacting the sector, along with a number of technical risk, audit and compliance presentations that will delve into the practicalities of providing assurance.  Full program details will be available soon.

Key topics to be addressed include:

  • Perceptions of corruption and integrity in local government
  • Local government planning and development controls
  • Building a probity management framework
  • Addressing asset management risk
  • Delivering sustainable community services – CFO insights   
  • Future directions on local government governance
  • The internet of things (IoT) – reimaging the way councils operate
  • Climate change risk – Why it matters for local government?
  • Auditor-General Insights - Sexual harassment in councils
  • Local government general computer controls

Speakers include:

  • Kiersten Fishburn, Co-ordinator General Planning Delivery and Local Government, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Richard Sheridan, Director Finance & Governance, Cumberland City Council
  • Danielle Parker, Chief Financial Officer, Georges River Council
  • David Walsh, Chief Financial Officer, Northern Beaches Council
  • Karen Taylor, Director - Financial Audit, The Audit Office of NSW
  • Viv May, Independent Council Administrator
  • Sheraz Siddiqui, Director Performance Audit, Victorian Audit Generals Office
  • Karen Bateman MIIA(Aust) CRMA, Executive Manager Governance, City of Canning
  • Felicity Cooper, Chief Internal Auditor, Assurance Services, Brisbane City Council
  • Lisa Tripodi, Chair / Independent Member, Audit and Risk Committees of Knox, Darebin, Hobsons Bay, Moonee Valley, Geelong, Moreland, Mornington Peninsula Shire and Frankston Councils

Download the brochure with full program details here.


Forum Fees (pp in AUD)

Registration Type

Individual Registration Fee


Early Bird until 25/10/21

Online Early Bird Member


Online Early Bird Non-Member



Standard starting from 26/10/21

Online Standard Member


Online Standard Non-Member



RMIA members can register at the IIA-Australia member rate.
Group rates are not available for virtual events.

Please click REGISTER NOW below for credit card payments.

For Funds Transfer payments and those requiring an invoice, please download the Registration Form  and email the completed form
to conferences@iia.org.au.


Terms & Conditions apply.

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Venue and date:

Date: Thursday, 11 November 2021 to Friday, 12 November 2021

Location: Online


Online Conference (AEDT)

Status: Available


Early Bird Member: $490.00

Early Bird Non-Member: $640.00

Standard Member: $545.00

Standard Non-Member: $725.00

Duration and CPE: 7.50 hours

For more information please contact Rosanna Yip

+61 02 9267 9155