The Regional Jobs Fund provides Victorian Government financial assistance primarily to businesses seeking to develop and expand operations in regional Victoria. The aim of the Regional Jobs Fund is to attract new investment, create new jobs, and in some cases retain existing jobs in regional Victoria and to support businesses to improve their productivity and competitiveness.
Closes on 30 June 2022.
The Regional Jobs Fund is a competitive fund with applications received throughout the 2020-21 and 2021-22 financial years, or unless the funds are exhausted prior.
Overview and Grant Amount
The Regional Jobs Fund looks to support projects which create employment opportunities across industry sectors where regional competitive advantage exists. This includes, but is not limited to:
- food and fibre
- advanced manufacturing
- professional services
- new energy technology
- medical technology, life sciences and healthcare
- transport, defence and construction technology
The Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund (RJIF) has a total of $156 million funding budget to drive recovery in rural and regional Victoria.
Eligibility and Criteria
Applications will be considered from:
- private sector businesses
- business and industry groups including:
- chambers of commerce and business associations
- industry peak bodies
- business and industry clusters and network
Projects delivered must also be within the locations listed below.
Projects delivered within the following locations can apply for RJIF funding, in accordance with relevant program eligibility criteria.
|Regional Cities||Large Rural Councils||Small Rural Councils and Alpine Resorts|
|Greater Bendigo||Baw Baw||Ararat|
|Mount Alexander||Northern Grampians|
|Swan Hill||West Wimmera|
|Mt Baw Baw|
Table 1 – Eligible Locations
For additional information and applications.
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