Regions Rising is back for a fourth year in 2022! After a whirlwind 2020 where we pivoted to virtual events, we have slowly been bringing back some in-person conferences to connect with those passionate about the prosperity of Regional Australia. In addition to webinars, all of our events are now hybrid to ensure accessibility for everyone across the nation.

We kicked off our 2021 Regions Rising Events Series with the National Summit in Canberra on 17-18 March. Keynote presenters included former Deputy Prime Minister the Hon Michael McCormack, ABC Chair Ita Buttrose AC OBE, and renowned economist Saul Eslake.

We look forward to once again travelling around the country to key regional cities to engage directly with regional leaders, industry representatives, government, political leaders and the community sector on the most important opportunities and challenges facing regions. 

Next stop: Mount Gambier, SA, on 10 May 2022. Click here for more information.

SCHEDULE 2021-22

17-18 March 2021

20 May 2021

27 August 2021

12 November 2021

15 December 2021

22 February 2022

30 March 2022

10 May 2022

June 2022

17-18 August 2022

National Summit 2021

Webinar: Housing

Webinar: Health

Webinar: Regionalisation

Webinar: Liveability

Webinar: Jobs

Hybrid State Event

Hybrid State Event

Hybrid State Event

National Summit 2022







Bendigo, VIC

Mt Gambier, SA

Toowoomba, QLD


If you’d like to collaborate, sponsor, speak, or participate in another way at your state event, get in touch via 

National Series Partners

Nutrien Ag Solutions

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About the Regional Australia Institute

The RAI is the nation’s first and only independent regional economic think tank specialised in developing and communicating the knowledge, policy and practical solutions required to lift the prosperity of people in regions and Australia overall.

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