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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.

Eligible locations

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
Ballarat Bass Coast Alpine
Greater Bendigo Baw Baw Ararat
Greater Geelong Campaspe Benalla
Greater Shepparton Colac-Otway Buloke
Horsham Corangamite Central Goldfields
Latrobe East Gippsland Gannawarra
Mildura Glenelg Hepburn
Wangaratta Golden Plains Hindmarsh
Warrnambool Macedon Ranges Indigo
Wodonga Mitchell Loddon
Moira Mansfield
Moorabool Murrindindi
Mount Alexander Northern Grampians
Moyne Pyrenees
South Gippsland Queenscliffe
Southern Grampians Strathbogie
Surf Coast Towong
Swan Hill West Wimmera
Wellington Yarriambiack
Mt Baw Baw
Falls Creek
Mt Hotham
Mt Buller
Mt Stirling
Lake Mountain

Table 1 – Eligible Locations

For additional information  and applications.

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