Regional NSW

Regional NSW is the largest, most diverse regional economy in Australia.

Rich with natural resources, regional NSW produces one-third of the total NSW gross state product, with thriving agricultural and mining industries and strong manufacturing, energy, tourism and service sectors.

Home to about 40 per cent of the state’s population, regional NSW is diverse, with resilient and adaptive communities living in places of historical and cultural significance.

With high levels of natural beauty and accommodating a range of lifestyles, regional locations are attractive places for skilled workers wanting to advance their careers while enjoying the benefits of country living.

Regional NSW offers a wide range of opportunities for people thinking of investing, moving a business or starting a new enterprise.


Learn about the central NSW government agency for regional NSW.  Information on careers, functions, contacts, our agencies and more.

Regional Tourism Activation Fund
Funding opportunities to support regional recovery and deliver social, economic and lifestyle benefits to local communities.
Farmer with drone
Support and advice to attract investment, grow businesses and generate employment.
Youth Week NSW 2022
Initiatives to improve lifestyles and outcomes of young people living in regional NSW.
Lismore aerial photo

The NRRC leads and coordinates reconstruction activities for essential assets, infrastructure and housing in the Northern Rivers.

Buy Regional
Show your support for country communities and #BuyRegional
Bellinger Farm
Planning and strategic documents to inform and drive delivery of regional NSW priorities.
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