The Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) is the peak body for local government in Queensland. It is a not-for-profit association set up solely to serve the state's 77 councils and their individual needs. The LGAQ has been advising, supporting and representing local councils since 1896, enabling them to improve their operations and strengthen relationships with their communities. The Association does this by connecting councils to people and places that count; supporting their drive to innovate and improve service delivery through smart services and sustainable solutions; and delivering them the means to achieve community, professional and political excellence.
The LGAQ provides a voice for local government at the state and federal level. The LGAQ is the corporate entity representing all Queensland local governing bodies. While it seeks to identify issues of state-wide concern to local government and to arrive at a consensus view as to local government's position on the issues identified, there is provision for minority views to be represented.