Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF)

About the program

The $1.38 billion Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government's commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

The fund invests in projects located in, or benefiting eligible areas outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra.

Funding streams

Grant funding is available through two funding streams:

  • The Infrastructure Projects Stream: Supports projects that involve construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure
  • The Community Investments Stream: Funds community development activities including, but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, leadership and capability building activities

Round Six

The Australian Government announced $250 million in the 2021-22 Budget towards a sixth round of the BBRF.

The Round Six Grant Opportunity Guidelines, consistent with the existing BBRF framework, will be made available on the Business Grants Hub website when finalised, along with other supporting documents, to assist potential applicants.

Funding Rounds One to Five

Rounds One to Five have closed.

Further information

Details of successful projects under each round, program guidelines, contact details for enquiries, and other program information is available on the Building Better Regions Fund website.