An Australian Government Initiative

Regional Development Australia


  • RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island launch the Hills & Coast Grant Finder

    02 August 2019

    RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island have collaborated with the region’s five councils to deliver the Hills & Coast Grant Finder website. The website, delivered through Grant Guru, provides a free one-stop-shop for businesses, councils and community groups to search and apply for grants.

  • Croak—Screenworks Feature Development Lab—applications are now open!

    30 July 2019

    Screenworks, located in the NSW Northern Rivers town of Ballina, promotes and advances the screen industry in regional, rural and remote Australia. Its principal activities provide screen-related development and networking opportunities, programs and initiatives that have been specifically designed to support people living in regional, rural and remote Australia.

  • RDA Hunter and RDA Central Coast: A collaborative approach

    29 July 2019

    RDA Hunter and RDA Central Coast are investigating opportunities for greater collaboration and to enhance advocacy through joining forces.  The two RDAs are discussing how they can assist both regions to achieve their full potential.

  • Tasmania's population challenge

    29 July 2019

    In June Regional Development Australia (RDA) Tasmania hosted a population symposium in Launceston. The conference provided an opportunity to look at Tasmania’s population challenges, how this fits with the broader national environment and the sharing of what initiatives are planned for our regions.

  • New manager for the Orana Export Hub

    24 July 2019

    Andrew Foley, a Dubbo resident, has recently been appointed as export development manager to the Orana and Central West Mining Equipment Technology and Services Export Hub project.

  • New award showcases growth through innovation

    24 July 2019

    Submissions are open now for the inaugural Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Awards, a showcase of emerging businesses in Australia and New Zealand that demonstrate outstanding innovation, growth and impact.

  • Submissions for the 2020 Infrastructure Priority List

    24 July 2019

    Submissions for the 2020 Infrastructure Priority List have now opened.  Governments at all levels and industry bodies are encouraged to help identify infrastructure problems and opportunities of national significance.  Investment proposals are sought from across all infrastructure sectors, including programs of related works and investments to make better use of existing infrastructure.

  • Cross border talks begin between Victoria and South Australia

    27 June 2019

    Regional leaders from Victoria's South West and South Australia's Eastern regions have begun conversations to prioritise greater collaboration and economic development across the Victorian and South Australian state border. 

  • Skilled migration: From Paris to Urbenville

    19 June 2019

    Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI), through the Skilled Regional visa program, recently brought Registered Nurse, Arthur D'Artagnan to the region as a skilled migrant.

  • Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday agribusiness Export Supply Chain Mapping Study announced

    19 June 2019

    RDA Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday (RDA MIW) are collaborating with producers in the region to identify both new and existing markets and export opportunities in horticulture for the region.

  • Riverina and Murray Pathways to Employment Expo

    19 June 2019

    A recent collaboration between Regional Development Australian (RDA) Riverina, Multicultural NSW, the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, the NSW Department of Industry, the Australian Red Cross and three communities in the Riverina and Murray regions to present the ‘Pathways to Employment Expo’ was held on May 15 in Western Sydney.

  • Forum asks "what's holding regional Victoria back?"

    04 June 2019

    More than 80 business leaders, peak bodies, Government representatives, and members of the wider Wimmera Mallee community attended the sell-out forum.

  • RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula help residents access solar

    04 June 2019

    Regional Development Australia (RDA) Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula and the Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association (EPLGA) are collaborating on a scheme to recommend trusted solar panel providers to residents and deliver savings on electricity.

  • Regional Development Australia (RDA) Illawarra hosts Peak Bodies Workshop

    30 May 2019

    RDA Illawarra recently hosted a Peak Bodies workshop focusing on effective collaboration in the Illawarra region.

  • RDA Barwon South West welcomes Commonwealth Treasury to South West Victoria

    30 May 2019

    Regional Development Australia (RDA) Barwon South West recently hosted Commonwealth Treasury officials to Victoria’s south west in one of their visits to understand priorities in the regions.

  • Victorian and South Australian RDAs cross-border collaboration

    27 May 2019

    Representatives from five Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees met in Horsham Victoria to discuss opportunities for cross-border RDA collaboration.

  • Regional Development Australia (RDA) Riverina presenting at 2019 SEGRA Conference

    27 May 2019

    Rachel Whiting, CEO and Director of Regional Development at RDA Riverina, will be presenting during the session "Integrated lifelong learning and employment in the regions" on Tuesday 20 August. The presentation will discuss the Grow Our Own initiative based in Western Riverina.

  • Establishment of the Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone

    24 May 2019

    RDA Tasmania Committee has partnered with the Tasmanian Government, George Town Council and businesses in Tasmania’s largest advanced manufacturing precinct to support the establishment of Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone (BBAMZ) committee.

  • New export hub for Orana region

    03 May 2019

    Regional Development Australian (RDA) Orana has successfully secured $234,887 funding to establish an Export Hub.

  • Partnerships to grow the future defence workforce

    06 March 2019

    Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA) has joined with RDA Hunter and the University of Newcastle to facilitate the ‘Altitude Accord’. The strategic partnership will bring transformative developments to undergraduate curriculum at the University of Newcastle and develop the future high-value skills of a new generation workforce.

  • Townships of the Future: Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland (RDAMR) want to know what makes your town unique

    01 March 2019

    RDAMR is running a survey to learn more about the towns and regions from the people who live, work and visit them.

  • Funding of up to $7,000 for women available

    17 January 2019

    Building on the success of last year’s ‘100 Days for Change’ campaign, Women & Leadership Australia is administering an initiative to support the development of female leaders in rural and regional Australia.

  • RDA Hunter partner with Lockheed Martin to create future STEM workforce

    15 January 2019

    Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA) and Regional Development Australia (RDA) Hunter have announced a strategic partnership aimed at developing high value, job ready skills needed to create and sustain advanced technologies for the defence industry.