• Find out how innovative your local area is – explore the [In]Sight innovation update
  • Explore the RAI’s new social infrastructure resources
  • Read the RAI’s first report as part of the Great Small Cities research agenda
  • Share your story as part of the RAI’s first Innovation Watch campaign – #makethemove

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A VIBRANT FUTURE FOR REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

Independent and informed by both research and ongoing dialogue with the community, the Regional Australia Institute develops policy and advocates for change to build a stronger economy and a better quality of life in regional Australia – for the benefit of all Australians.

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Regional Jobs of the Future

Learn about the opportunities and impact of digital transformation on jobs in regional Australia.

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Great Small Cities

Learn about what makes a great small city and see how Australia’s regional cities stack up.

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Small Town Change

Learn how communities are using innovative approaches to gather resources and deliver the services needed to prosper.

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Older and successful

Learn how communities can use their ageing population as a driver for economic growth.

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Regions in Transition

Learn how communities can escape boom and bust cycles to create new economic foundations.

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Our library is the ‘go to’ place for the latest knowledge, policy and practice advancing the interests of regional Australia.

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InSight

[In]Sight: Australia’s Regional Competitiveness Index is the lens regions need to make the most of their advantages. Browse 624 regional competitiveness profiles using our online tool.

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InSight

InForm is our freely accessible database of over 2000 pieces of research relevant to regional Australia. Search the database now or contribute your knowledge.

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InSight

Innovation Watch is a platform to celebrate and grow community-led development. Exchange ideas, share experiences and inspire others by contributing your story.

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RAI’s Pathfinder Initiative provides communities with a clear vision of what is driving change and a plan of action to realise their region’s potential.

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RAI’s Regional Accelerator programs are designed to inspire broad scale change across regional areas. Find out more about the Regional Accelerator programs we’ve rolled out and get in touch to find out how we can work together.

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