Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sydney is part of a Federal Government initiative that seeks to create strong, confident and vibrant regions. RDA Sydney provides support, promotion and advocacy for the NSW Regions through the NSW RDA Network.
We are proud to work with the 13 RDA Organisations across NSW
We are proud to work with 13 Regional Boards within NSW
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NSW & ACT Prospectus
NSW & ACT RDAs are part of a national network of organisations funded by the Federal government to build strong, confident, and vibrant regions. They do this by influencing and facilitating economic development in their regions. The Prospectus highlights the economic, social, and environmental strengths and opportunities of the regions through the lens of the RDA network across NSW & ACT. A Network that is truly embedded in all parts of their communities
The 491 Skilled Work Regional Visa is a provisional visa for skilled workers who wish to live and work in Regional Australia.
Please be advised that RDA Sydney is not receiving any new 491 Visa applications as it has reached its assigned allocation. Please refer to the NSW Government website to identify alternate NSW regional options.
Supporting NSW Regions
RDA Sydney supports the NSW statewide RDA network to grow strong and confident regional economies that harness competitive advantages, seize economic opportunities, and attract investment.
We do this by working with city-based stakeholders and the NSW RDA network to identify and support economic development opportunities for the regions through partnerships and connections.
RDA Sydney provides a range of services to support economic development either focusing on specific industries or geographical areas. Specifically:
- Mapping of ecosystems
- Establishing Communities of Practice
- Providing Secretariat Support
- Submission Writing
- Facilitating consultative processes
- Hosting the Sydney Aerospace and Defence Interest Group
NSW State Economy
Workforce – 4.0 million
Population – 8.0 million
Infrastructure – A$93 billion to be invested in projects 2019-2022
Economy – A$593.3 billion Australia’s largest state economy in 2017-18
Source: Regional NSW
Read the latest news from government, the NSW Regions and RDA Sydney
Budget 2023-24: Supporting a strong, secure and sustainable regional Australia
From Townsville to Tennant Creek, Broome to Bendigo and Nhulunbuy to Newcastle – the Albanese Government is investing in people who call regional Australia home. This begins with a new strategic...
Guidelines released for new regional grants program
Grant guidelines have now been released for the first round of the Australian Government’s new $600 million Growing Regions Program, with expressions of interest to open on July 5 this year. The...
Skilled Migration: Information Session for Migrants and Community
Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sydney, in partnership with Blue Mountains City Council, will host a free information session regarding the Regional Skilled Migration program in the Blue...
Review upcoming events by RDA Sydney and our regions
Migration Information Migrant and Community Session – Blue Mountains Region
NSW Regional Skilled Migration - Migrant and Community Information Session Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sydney, in partnership with Blue Mountains City Council, will host a free information session regarding the Regional Skilled Migration program in the Blue Mountains region. The Migrant and Community Information Session is aimed to assist migrants who have or wish to settle in the Blue Mountains region. It will provide an opportunity...
Migration Information Business Session – Blue Mountains Region
NSW Regional Skilled Migration - Business Information Session RDA Sydney, in partnership with the Blue Mountains City Council, will host a free session regarding the Regional Skilled Migration program. Key officials, from the Business, Industry and Regional Outreach (BIRO) from the Department of Home Affairs, Migration Institute of Australia, and Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West, will discuss migration and its importance to...
For those businesses that have been impacted by the current Lockdown please visit our grants page to find links to available assistance. Also on this page you will find a selection of both NSW and Federal Governments grants aimed at helping Australian businesses succeed. There are a number of grants available across a range of industries and applications. Visit business.gov.au to view all grants and connect with a range of experts who can advise and assist with submissions.
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RDA Sydney has been involved in a number of projects focusing on building local economies and accessing opportunities. Click on the links below for more details.
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