The Chair has overall responsibility for setting strategic direction and ensuring that objectives and outcomes are achieved. They appoint the Deputy Chair and the members.
The Chair has a hands-on role and is active in facilitating economic development opportunities for the region.
The Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories appoints the Chair in all states except Victoria and South Australia. In Victoria all Chairs are appointed jointly by the Commonwealth Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories and the Victorian Minister for Regional Development.
In South Australia the Chair is appointed jointly by the Commonwealth Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories and the South Australian Minister for Regional Development and the President of the Local Government Association of South Australia.
Individual RDAs may also advertise Chair vacancies via relevant online and media platforms, for example LinkedIn, Facebook and newspapers (online and print).
Unsolicited applications will not be considered.
When open, current vacancies for RDA Chairs will be advertised on this page.
Read more about RDA Chairs Better Practice Guide (BPG).