About Us. Let's begin with our Purpose Statement...

The primary purpose of The Works Officers Association of Queensland Inc. is to provide a structured membership base which provides a forum for professional development and networking through information and technology transfer and the exchange of ideas.

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Facts & Figures

  • Works Officers Association of Queensland Inc. formed in February 2000 on the Gold Coast and presently has in excess of 100 members.
  • The Works Officers Association of Queensland Inc. has links with the National Works Officers Association and combined has more than 800 members nationally.
  • Each year the National Works Officers Association conducts an annual two-day conference in conjunction with Local Government Professionals (LGPro). All Works Officers Association of Queensland members are encouraged to attend the National Conference.
  • The origins of the Municipal Works Officers Association can be traced back to the formation of the “Overseers Association” in Melbourne in 1936.

Professional Development – Awards & Study Grants

All members of the Works Officers Association of Queensland Inc. are eligible to enter the following awards:

  • International Study Award
    Introduced in 1990 and now sponsored by AH Plant Hire, recipients of the award are funded to attend an overseas conference and undertake a one week study tour of the UK, USA or NZ.
  • Works Officers Association of Queensland Inc. Award
    Each year one award is presented at the National Works and Engineering Conference. Recipients can use the award funding to attend approved training programs and industry conferences or undertake interstate work exchange within Australia. Download a brochure and application form our Media page for the Colin Rush Study Award.
    The aim of this award is to give Works Officers the opportunity to enhance their skills and, where possible, share their knowledge with colleagues at the annual conference. Interstate work exchanges are also encouraged to foster improved world practices and personal development amongst members.