Gain the knowledge, insight and connections you need to make a difference

Help give Australia’s regional areas the recognition they deserve at the 2019 Australian Regional Development Conference

We know how passionate you are about advancing your regional and rural area while being part of a tight knit community advocating for successful, sustainable living. We also understand that between location, funding and a lack of support, accessing the resources you need to move forward can be difficult.

Find out what fellow regional and rural areas are doing to make their voice heard and discover the most effective steps to take to strengthen your community and advance your piece of regional Australia at the 2019 Australian Regional Development Conference.

Australia’s regions are integral to our values, identity and economic prosperity

Hear insight, gain resources and discover how you can help put regional Australia on the map

Connect with professionals like you who are actively involved in advancing regional Australia, from renowned keynote speakers and industry workers through to government, academics, researchers and individual business owners.

Gain insight into:

Business and industry progression in a regional or rural area
Resources and support available for Australia’s regional areas
Creating greater tight-knit communities
Behind-the-scenes development challenges and successes of individuals, businesses, communities and industries
Discovering what other regional and rural areas are doing to advance and progress

Invited Keynote Speakers

Mr Mark Jamieson, Mayor, Sunshine Coast Council
The Hon Michael McCormack, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development
Mr Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman & CEO, GFG Alliance
Mr Paris Aristotle, Chair, The Settlement Services Advisory Council (SSAC)
Ms Gabrielle Chan, Author, Rusted Off

Your 3 Step Conference Plan


In less than 5 minutes you’ll be closer to the knowledge and insight you need.


Too much to see? Relax, you’ll receive all presentation notes and audio recordings.


Leave feeling inspired to advance regional and rural communities. Ensure your area is equipped with quality support and resources.

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What Delegates Say

I came away from the conference feeling so enthusiastic having gained so much knowledge on regional issues, and how people / councils / government are working to improve rural and regional Australia to become a better place to live and work for everyone

Delegate 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the 2018 ARDC. Now that we have identified the issues its all about how do we influence change.

Delegate 2018

One of friendliest conferences I've been to. Wide diversity of topics explored.

Delegate 2017

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