Regional Australia Impact Statements

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development provides advice and assistance to departments and agencies completing Regional Australia Impact Statements (RAIS) as part of the policy development and Cabinet submission process.

RAIS Guidelines

Departments and agencies developing policy and completing Cabinet submissions should refer to the following RAIS guidelines, to assist in the identification and assessment of regional impacts, and to develop a RAIS.


Departments and agencies are encouraged to consult the department early in the policy development process to discuss the nature of the regional impacts and the development of the RAIS.

Information Sources

The following list of information sources may be of assistance to departments and agencies conducting more detailed analysis of regional impacts.

Contact Us

For further advice on RAIS matters contact the department on 02 6274 7778 or