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State Government of Victoria

Regional Development Australia

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a partnership between the Australian, state and territory and local governments to support the growth and development of Australia's regions.

A national network of 55 RDA committees has been established to provide a strategic framework for economic growth in each region.

The RDA committees work to:

  • support informed regional planning
  • consult and engage with the community on economic, social and environmental issues, solutions and priorities
  • liaise with governments and local communities about government programs, services, grants and initiatives for regional development
  • contribute to business growth plans and investment strategies, environmental solutions and social inclusion strategies in their region.
  • Promote Increased awareness of Australian Government programmes in their RDA region.

There are five RDA committees in Victoria covering all parts of the state:

Each committee comprises local leaders with broad and diverse skills and experience, as well as demonstrated networks within their region. Committee members are individuals who understand the challenges, opportunities and priorities within their local community.

The Australian Government provides funding to support the establishment and operation of the committees. In Victoria, the State Government provide funding and other forms of support to the committees.

For further information about Victoria's RDA Committee's, please email

RDA Melbourne Committee Deputy Chair and Members positions currently available

Applications for RDA Melbourne Deputy Chair and Members positions are open for applications.

Applications for RDA Melbourne close midnight Thursday 26 July 2018.

Applications have closed for RDA Barwon South West, RDA Gippsland, RDA Grampians, RDA Hume and RDA Loddon Mallee positions.

Persons interested in applying for available RDA Melbourne Committee positions should refer to the Applicant Information Pack which contains all the information needed to make an informed decision about applying for a position with an RDA Committee.

The Applicant Information Pack contains the following documents:

  • Role description, accountabilities and responsibilities and selection criteria
  • Selection process description including application lodgement instructions
  • Application form, which includes required consent and declaration forms

Applicant Information Pack – DEPUTY CHAIR (RDA Melbourne)

RDA Melbourne Committee Applicant Information Pack - Deputy Chair (Word 275.9 KB)

Applicant Information Pack – MEMBER (RDA Melbourne)

RDA Melbourne Committee Applicant Information Pack - Member (Word 275.0 KB)

How to submit your application

Applicants should submit their completed application form and curriculum vitae by email to Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

Further information

For further information about the application process please phone (03) 9027 5412 (Mon–Fri 9am-5pm AEST) or email

For further information about the RDA Melbourne Committee please contact:

Steve Booth, Director, Metro Business Engagement on (03) 9651 9361 or email


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Last Updated: 11 July 2018