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.
The Australian Government has committed to establishing genuine partnerships between the three levels of government, business, and the community. The Government is considering options to move from Regional and City Deal approaches into a genuine partnerships model. Partnerships will be designed to support locally driven, place-based visions for urban and regional areas.
The Australian Government has committed to honour previously signed deal commitments.
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.