Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF)

About the program

The $641.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government's commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

The fund invests in projects located in, or benefiting eligible areas outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra.

Funding streams

Grant funding is available through two funding streams:

  • The Infrastructure Projects Stream: Supports projects that involve construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure
  • The Community Investments Stream: Funds community development activities including, but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, leadership and capability building activities

Funding rounds

Round Three

The Australian Government has announced $200 million in the 2018–19 Budget for Round Three of the BBRF. To help regions unlock their tourism potential, up to $45 million has been earmarked for tourism related infrastructure projects that will help stimulate local economies by investing in the tourism sector.

Round Three of the BBRF is now open and applications are sought at the Building Better Regions Fund website.

Rounds One and Two

Rounds One and Two have closed.

To access details of the successful Round Two projects, go to the Building Better Regions Fund website.

To access details of the successful Round One projects, go to the Building Better Regions Fund website.

Further information

Program Guidelines, contact details for enquiries, and other program information is available on the Building Better Regions Fund website.