Innovation Watch

Innovation Watch is a national network of regional Australians that have come together to share ideas about successful community-led development.

It is a platform to exchange ideas and learn from the experiences of others about what works in regional development. Discussions focus on practical initiatives that are driven by the local community.

Regional Australia is innovative and thriving. Much of this innovation is driven from within by locals who are passionate about the area, understand the opportunities and can mobilise the wider community. By sharing real success stories we hope to inspire other communities to implement locally-led initiatives in their area.

Join us as we celebrate the success our regional communities have achieved and promote a positive image of regional Australia.


We are also looking for supporters to help us find different community-led initiatives. If you are passionate about helping regional Australia grow and want to help spread the message, become an iWatcher. Contact us to find out how you can be involved.

Innovation Watch Campaigns

The Future of Work

The nature of work is changing and evolving at a pace we have not seen before. Young Australians will need a variety of skills to ensure they can be active members of the future workforce.

It takes a village to raise a child – but we have a suspicion that this village also plays a vital role in making sure this child is armed with the skills they need for the future.

Take a look at some of the examples we have uncovered of regional communities working to up skill their children for the future. If you know of an example that should be on our list get in touch.

Make the Move

We know regional Australia is a great place to live, but making the move to a new area comes with its own set of challenges and opportunities.

Have you, or someone you know, made the move to regional Australia? What was it that enticed you to make the move to that particular region? Or is your region on a mission to attract new residents – what did you do to encourage people to move?

The first Innovation Watch Beta Campaign explored some of the great initiatives regional communities have implemented to entice people to live, and stay, in their area. Take a look at the examples we uncovered and if you know of other initiatives that should be on our list, get in touch.