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People in regional Australia

Drought programs and rural assistance

Provides details on the drought and rural assistance measure that is currently available to farmers and includes information on the national drought programs package that replaces the existing exceptional circumstances assistance.

Department of Agriculture

Mobile service centres

Mobile service centres travel to rural and regional communities to provide people with information and access to government services.

Department of Human Services

Commonwealth scholarships

Assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from low socio-economic backgrounds, particularly those from rural and regional areas, with costs associated with higher education.

Department of Industry


myregion is designed to provide information based on Australia's 55 Regional Development Australia regions and the three external territories of Christmas Island, Norfolk Island and the Cocos Keeling Islands.It provides opportunities for people to hold discussions within their communities and with all levels of government that help inform regional policies and national solutions.

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Rural and remote Australians

If you live in a rural or regional part of Australia, there is a range of options available to make it easier to access government services, payments and support.

Department of Human Services

Rural Financial Counselling Service

Provides grants to state and regional organisations to provide free rural financial counselling to primary producers, fishers and small rural businesses who are suffering financial hardship and who have no alternative sources of impartial support.

Department of Agriculture

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