Program Partners

ABC Heywire

Our department is a long-time supporter of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s youth program ABC Heywire and Trailblazers.

This program provides influential national platforms to share the stories and ideas of young regional, rural and remote Australians.

During the past 24 years, we’ve helped share more than 12,000 stories.

RDA committees have opportunities to engage with their regional winners and to help these young change-makers realise their most powerful ideas for making regional Australia a better place to live. 

This partnership with ABC also strongly aligns with many of the RDAs’ key priorities  which they have identified will benefit the economic future of their region. These priorities include:

  • Skills and ready workforce 
  • supporting Indigenous leadership
  • education, training and jobs pathways
  • building future resilience
  • supporting youth and community capacity building 
  • population attraction and liveability 
  • incubator and accelerator programs.

Learn more about the competition and the winners, go to:

For more information and details on RDAs and their key regional priorities, go to RDA what we do.

Our Voice presenting at the 2023 ABC Heywire Summit, Australian Parliament House.
2023 Trailblazers at a speed networking event with departmental staff.
ABC Landline presenter Pip Courtney, RDA Southern Inland CEO Carisa Wells and ABC Manager Impact Dan Hirst at 2023 Trailblazers presentation.
At 2023 ABC Heywire Summit a presentation by Our Voice.
2023 Heywire winner – Annie from Bombala with the Hon Kristy McBain MP.