Australia's regions are a crucial part of Australia's economy. Australia's regions are also integral to our values and sense of identity, which come from our unique and diverse culture, landscape, history and people.

The Australian Government, through the department contributes to the prosperity of the economy and the wellbeing of all Australians by assisting regions to realise their potential and manage their own futures.

To do this, the department works in partnership with regional, rural, remote and Indigenous communities.