Make a difference in regional Australia. 

  • Strategic leadership role
  • Shape regional development and facilitate economic growth
  • Long-term opportunity to deliver sustained success

The Australian Government is seeking highly-motivated leaders with vision, drive and a passion for regional development, to volunteer to Chair Regional Development Australia (RDA) Committees across Australia.

As Chair, you will lead your RDA, working closely with the Committee, Federal, State / Territory and Local Governments, and key business and industry organisations to directly inform, support and promote the growth and development of your state, territory or region.

Applications are sought from business and community leaders who have strong advocacy and negotiation skills and a proven track record of achieving outcomes in complex environments.

The successful candidate must be capable of leading the RDA Brisbane Committee, setting the strategic direction and achieving outcomes whilst operating within an effective governance framework. The appointment term is on a voluntary basis for 4.5 years. The role is suited to business/industry or community leaders with a regional or state-wide focus, expertise and a desire to generate regional economic opportunities.

Women, people from Indigenous and diverse cultural backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

For more information about the role of RDA Committees and Chairs, regional maps and how to apply, click below. You can also contact the RDA team on 1800 505 938 or email

Applications close 23 November 2020.