Investor support

Invest Regional NSW is a dedicated team that leads investment attraction, promotion and strategy work across regional NSW in collaboration with key partners.

Graphic outlining the services that Invest Regional NSW provide to domestic and international investors. This includes Tailored Data, Solution Brokering, Financial Assistance, Networking, Business Matching, Bespoke Site Visits and Talent Validation.

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We are recognised as the only dedicated regional Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) in Australia and a leader in the field.

Our team provides tailor-made investment facilitation and information services for domestic and international investors with access to a network of investment attraction specialists based in 17 offices across the state.

Our team provides end-to-end support for businesses wishing to set up or expand their operations in regional NSW and holds specialist expertise in investment attraction and knowledge in key engine, emerging and new industries.

We work in close collaboration with the NSW Government’s offshore network to facilitate trade expansion, attract investment and talent, and connect into innovation ecosystems.

Financial support

Regional Investment Activation Fund

Applications are now open for the $110 million Regional Investment Activation Fund to drive catalytic investment in key industries and priority locations across regional NSW, through two targeted funding streams. 

This funding opportunity aims to: 

  • drive increased productivity, innovation and business competitiveness in regional NSW
  • activate new industries
  • promote industry cluster developments
  • deliver new and sustainable employment opportunities

The Fund is open to applicants across Australia and around the world interested in expanding or setting up their business in regional NSW.

Full details about the funding opportunity and the grant guidelines are available on the NSW Government grants and funding finder website.

Applications close at 5.00pm (AEDT) on Monday 14 November 2022.

Regional Skills Relocation Grant

Grants are available for businesses operating in eligible regional NSW industries. The funding is available to assist with the relocation costs of eligible skilled workers they employ that move from metropolitan areas to regional NSW.

Approved businesses will be reimbursed up to $10,000 to assist with the following relocation costs incurred by eligible skilled workers they employ:

  • furniture removal
  • travel for immediate family to relocate
  • temporary accommodation for up to three months
  • furniture storage for up to three months.


All initial enquiries should be directed to the Department of Regional NSW on:

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