Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP)

The Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP) is a $220 million investment by the Australian Government to help diversify regional economies, stimulate economic growth and deliver sustainable employment in ten pilot regions (RJIP regions).

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The $220 million Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP) supports the Australian Government's commitment to stimulate economic growth in Australian regions.

The program’s intended outcomes are to drive economic growth and create jobs in ten pilot regions by investing in projects that will:

  • diversify regional economies
  • stimulate long term growth
  • deliver sustainable employment
  • enable applicants to enter new markets and sectors.

There are ten packages, each is a locally led pilot, enabling each region to determine local priorities and growth industries to drive economic growth in their region and create jobs.

The ten pilot regions are:

State Region
Queensland Bowen Basin
Queensland Tropical North Queensland
Queensland Wide Bay Burnett
New South Wales North Coast
New South Wales South Coast
South Australia Upper Spencer Gulf
Victoria Goulburn Valley
Victoria Geelong
Victoria Latrobe Valley
Tasmania Regional Tasmania

The Minister for Regional Development has appointed a Local Planning Committee in each pilot region to develop a Local Investment Plan. Successful projects must align with the strategic industry priorities outlined in the region’s Local Investment Plan.

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What support or funding is available?

The amount available to each region is up to:

State Region Funding
Queensland Bowen Basin $30 million
Queensland Tropical North Queensland $20 million
Queensland Wide Bay Burnett $20 million
New South Wales North Coast $25 million
New South Wales South Coast $20 million
South Australia Upper Spencer Gulf $20 million
Victoria Goulburn Valley $20 million
Victoria Geelong $20 million
Victoria Latrobe Valley $20 million
Tasmania Regional Tasmania $25 million

Click on the region name to access the region web page.

Each region's Local Investment Plan will be published on its page when it becomes available. Your region will only open for applications when the Local Investment Plan is published.

The program provides funding in three grant funding streams.

Local infrastructure

These grants are for local governing bodies and not-for-profit organisations to invest in new or upgraded infrastructure. These projects will capitalise on opportunities for growth, deliver long-term economic benefits to regional communities and create jobs.

Business innovation

These grants will enable business to build scale and capability to be competitive in new or growing markets that create sustainable employment.

Skills and training

These grants will provide funding to local government bodies and agencies and not for profit organisations. These projects will support training and upskilling of the regional workforce to meet regional priorities, take advantage of emerging opportunities and withstand major labour market changes.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply under any grant funding stream you must have an ABN.

Local infrastructure and Skills and training

To be eligible you must be one of the following entities:

  • a local government agency or body
  • a not for profit organisation that is a legal entity and has been established for at least two years prior to the time of applying.

Business innovation

To be eligible you must be non-tax-exempt and one of the following entities:

  • a company, incorporated in Australia
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust.

What are the eligibility criteria?

Your project must be located within an eligible RJIP reigon or you must be able to demonstrate that your project will directly benefit an RJIP region and align with the Local Investment Plan.

Local infrastructure

Your project must be a capital project or support a future capital project involving the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure.

Business innovation

Your project must expand or grow your business.

Skills and training

Your project must deliver skills and training to learners other than your employees.

Other eligibility criteria are different for each stream and you should refer to the program guidelines.

What are the merit criteria?

If eligible, we will assess your application against the merit criteria. To be competitive, you will need to address all of the following merit criteria:

  1. the extent to which your project addresses the Local Investment Plan’s investment sectors and strategic priorities
  2. the level of net economic benefit your project will deliver to the region during and beyond the project period (Local infrastructure and Skills and training projects)


    the level of net economic benefit the project will create for your business and the region during and beyond the project period (Business innovation projects)
  3. the value for money offered by your project
  4. your capacity, capability and resources to carry out the project.

Additional details are available in the program guidelines.

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