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State Government of Victoria

Government programs and initiatives

Regional Programs

The Australian Government's approach to regional development is to work in partnership with communities, government and the private sector to foster the development of self-reliant communities and regions.

Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF)

The RDAF is a national program to support Australia's regions and enhance the economic development and liveability of their communities.

Community Infrastructure Grants Program

The Community Infrastructure Grants program delivers on the Government's funding commitments to Regional Australia. The program will fund the construction and upgrade of local sport, recreation and community infrastructure identified by communities as priority investments for their regions.

Better Regions

Better Regions provides funding for community infrastructure to enhance the liveabilty of regions.


This website helps you find funding available under a variety of grant programs for individuals, businesses and communities to help you to develop solutions to local and national problems, fund ideas and initiatives or provide assistance in times of hardship.

Industry Capability Network (ICN)

ICN is an Australian and New Zealand-based organisation that introduces local suppliers to the supply chains of major projects.

Recently funded projects

Sandhurst Theatre, Bendigo - Project cost $25.8 million (RDAF funding of $12.3 million)

Merbein Irrigation District: Dynamic Merbein – Project cost $60,000 (RDA funding of $20,000)

Mildura Region Horticulture Centre – Project cost $65,000 (RDA funding of $50,000)

Murray Region Development Plan and Product Gap Audit – Project cost $125,000 (RDA funding of $25,000)

National Goldfields Heritage Region Development – Project cost $90,000 (RDA funding of $40,000)

National Broadband Workshop series – Project cost $34,800 (RDA funding of $20,000)

Northern Region Transport Study – Project cost $46,000 (RDA funding of $10,000)

Wedderburn Community Hub Research – Project cost $6,800 (RDA funded)

Small Towns Service Delivery Models Research – Project cost $7,500 (RDA funded)

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Last Updated: 15 April 2016