Building Better Regions Fund Round 5

The Australian government has announced $200M ($100M for tourism related infrastructure projects) as Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) to support the creation of jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future. The funding aims to encourage more Australians to travel and experience a home-grown holiday, boosting regional jobs and local economies.


BBRF Round 5 will be delivered like the previous four rounds, with Infrastructure Project and Community Investment streams. Grant Opportunity Guidelines have now been released and can be found on our Funding Opportunities page and on the Building Better Regions Fund website.


The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports investment ready projects that provide economic and social benefits for regional and remote areas. Projects can include construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure. 


The Community Investments Stream supports new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. 


Applications for Round 5 open on 12 January 2021 and close on 5 March 2021. Find out more on our funding page here


For regional project support including economic impact analysis and letters of support, contact Lyn Howes, RDALC Manager Investment and Infrastructure via email or call 8723 1057.