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Events and webinars

Regions Rising

Regions Rising is the Regional Australia Institute’s (RAI’s) national event series, running since 2019.

It is an engagement program, made up of in-person and virtual events,  through which the RAI presents its research on regional issues to promote dialogue and thought leadership.

The Regions Rising event series brings together industry experts, economists, regional leaders, government, political leaders, academics and the community sector to deliver the latest information on the key pillars affecting regional communities - including jobs and skills, housing, population, liveability, productivity and resilience.

We look forward to once again hitting the road in 2023 to key regional cities across the country in Northern Territory (NT), Western Australia (WA), South Australia (SA) and New South Wales (NSW).

Regions Rising 2023 is sponsored by NBN Co and we thank them for their valued support.

Interested in catching up on our previous Regions Rising events?

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Membership events 

Once a quarter, we bring each of our membership groups (the Regional Australia Alliance (RAA) and the Regional Australia Council (RAC)) together for exclusive meetings hosted by the RAI. These sessions provide opportunities to connect with relevant Government Ministers, regional leaders, and prominent industry voices.

If your organisation would like to be involved in shaping the future of regional Australia by becoming a RAC or RAA member, please contact: [email protected]. or 

Become a Regional Australia Council member


Become a Regional Australia Alliance member


Other events 

We also host a range of other events, including leadership forums, minister addresses, and webinars focusing on the key issues for regional Australia. 

If you’d like to collaborate, sponsor, or participate in our Regions Rising event series please get in touch. Contact [email protected]

Dates Between:




9:30 am -
9:00 pm


In person

Cross-border Future Industry Workforce Forum

This Forum aims to bring together key stakeholders/ decision-makers to develop a shared approach for shaping, building and sustaining a skilled ‘local’ workforce.

RSVP Date: 11-December-2023