We deliver a range of programs supporting Australia's territories, regions and cities on behalf of the Australian Government.
The Australian Government administers the Indian Ocean Territories of Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Norfolk Island, the Jervis Bay Territory, the Ashmore and Cartier Islands, and the Coral Sea Islands. The department also manages the Government's interests in the Australian Capital Territory, and the Northern Territory.
Australia’s cities are some of the most liveable in the world. Around three quarters of Australians live in our 21 largest cities, which act as gateways to the global economy. Learn about the Australian Government's vision for productive and liveable cities that encourage innovation, support growth and create jobs.
Find out how the Australian Government assists local governments to manage their own futures by providing essential services and developing effective planning initiatives.
Around two thirds of Australia's export earnings come from regional industries such as agriculture, tourism and manufacturing. Find out how the Australian Government works in partnership with rural, remote and Indigenous communities to assist regions to realise their potential and manage their own futures.
The Bureau of Communications, Arts and Regional Research undertakes research and provides economic and data analysis on communications, arts and regional portfolio issues to support evidence-based policy development and advice.