Around two thirds of Australia's export earnings come from regional industries such as agriculture, tourism, retail, services and manufacturing. Australia's regions are also integral to our values and sense of identity, which come from our unique and diverse culture, landscape, history and people.

The Australian Government, through the department contributes to the prosperity of the economy and the wellbeing of all Australians by assisting regions to realise their potential and manage their own futures.

To do this, the department works in partnership with regional, rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

  • The Australian Government has committed $200 million into a regional jobs and investment package to grow sustainable, quality employment in regional Australia.

  • Regional Development Australia is a national network of 55 committees made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the development of their regions.

  • This section contains information about other assistance available to regional Australia.

  • Information about government programs and services for individuals, families, communities, farms and businesses in rural, regional and remote Australia.

  • A range of regional related publications.


Last Updated: 25 August, 2016