Neryl East Communications provides training and strategic services to councils across Australia, drawing on an extensive track record in local government.


We convene the Local Government Communication Professionals Network – a group of nearly 500 council communicators interested in learning, sharing and building their skills together. If you’re a council communications professional, join the network’s Facebook group at

The network holds free monthly webinars for local government communicators and an annual Summit. The next Summit dates are: Sydney – Friday 22 May 2020 and Melbourne – Friday 29 May 2020

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Expert training for councils

Councils worldwide face the challenges of the digital communication age, with the community able to see further into their operations than ever before and instant channels enabling information to go global in a heartbeat. Effective, high-impact communication has never been more critical.

Neryl East delivers tailored communication workshops and leadership coaching for councils, ensuring leaders and team members develop the outstanding skills they need to communicate effectively in today's reputation-driven economy.

All workshops can be tailored for large or small groups, focusing on the issues most important to your Council. 

·       Communicate with credibility and influence

·       Media skills for Councillors, leaders and staff

·       How to write in plain language

·       Presentations that pack a punch

·       Maximising social media for Councils

Download Neryl's local government training brochure here

"In my many years of local government management, I’ve not come across anyone with the range of skills and experience that she offers." – Michael Willis - former General Manager, Shellharbour City Council