State of Australia’s Regions Report

The 2024 State of Australia’s Regions report builds the regional evidence base – supporting the Government’s commitment to targeted, effective and efficient regional investment that works better for people and for regions. It demonstrates the Government’s continued focus on ensuring regional people, communities and industries are vibrant, strong and sustainable – now and over the coming decades.

The report takes a look at key issues and opportunities for regions as identified at the local level, including through the Regional Development Australia committee network. This is in-line with the Government’s Regional Investment Framework, which emphasises the importance of listening and responding to the voices, knowledge and priorities of regional Australians.

The report is structured under the four priority areas of the Regional Investment Framework – people, places, services, and industries and local economies – bringing together the latest data and local insights on contemporary issues. It complements other sources, like the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Regional Data Hub.