COVID-19 Outbreak Update : 

Following the latest government announcement regarding COVID-19 and restricted event gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Australian Regional Development Conference.

Please know that our team is currently working with all stakeholders to secure new confirmed dates and venue for 2021 and we will notify you once this has been finalised.

We are also exploring online opportunities in the meantime to keep our community informed, engaged and up to date with the latest developments in progressing regional Australia.

Our team will continue to keep you informed at every step and we thank you for your understanding and patience during this challenging time.

Discover real solutions to advance your region.

Network, collaborate and learn with regional community leaders at the Australian Regional Development Conference.


Discover the programs benefiting communities and regions around the country

Hear case-studies on how fellow regional areas are overcoming similar challenges

Find out how to most effectively advance on the opportunities of your regional area

Learn how to lead and grow your local community

Network with fellow regional representatives to identify issues that cross regions and discuss opportunities to work together



Share your insight on projects, developments or lessons learned in growing your regional area and facilitate connections to continue advancing your community.

Become a presenter at the 2020 Australian Regional Development Conference and share your insight on:


Infrastructure for Developing Regions

community engagement

Community Development & Engagement


Progressing Regional Economies


Preparation and Recovery of Natural Disasters


We know it’s important for you to be able to connect with fellow regional multi-sectorial leaders to share challenges and solutions to grow stronger, thriving regional communities.

That’s why we’ve refined our two-day event to encompass a selection of presentations, case studies and workshops designed to provide you with practical applications that can be used to establish a stronger future for your region.

To further our commitment, we will also provide you with online access to all presentations and audio material after the conference. This will enable you to continue learning long after the event has taken place.

By assisting regions to reach their potential, we will continue in our vision to future-proof communities and businesses who contribute to the economic prosperity and wellbeing of all Australians.


Presenter Applications Close
Friday 24 April 2020


Program Available
Thursday 21 May 2020


Early Bird Registration Closes
Friday 24 July 2020

2 Day Early Bird Registration


2 Day Standard Registration