We are a non-profit, community-based organisation, part of a nationwide network of 55 regional bodies working with governments, local industry and communities for economic development in the region… more »
My Future Workforce
The My Future Workforce platform is an initiative of RDA Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast. It is designed to connect Jobseekers, Employers and Service Providers and is free to use…more »
As the Regional Certifying Body for the Northern Rivers, our Skilled Migration services can provide potential applicants and employers with the information needed to submit applications… more »
Business & Investment
The Northern Rivers is a popular choice for innovative businesses and alternative lifestyles, with opportunities in diverse areas from creative to biotechnology, tourism to agriculture… more »
Northern Rivers NSW Brand connecting our region to the world
The Northern Rivers NSW brand brings together the power of one of Australia’s most beautiful, creative and innovative regions, giving it a single point of focus and representation while still celebrating the diversity and differences of the region…more »
Economic & Community
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The latest ABS data on Northern Rivers communities in this free interactive tool.
Latest News Stories
The Hon Don Page, Chair of Regional Development Australia Northern Rivers is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan McGrath to the position of Director of Regional Development, RDA Northern Rivers. Nathan brings over 25 years of business and advisory experience...
When Lismore teen Ivy sent in her Heywire entry she didn’t think anything would come of it. As an end of day English class activity on inspirations, she felt anything but inspired. But her short story, that shows that in a town ravaged by floods inspiration can be as...
My Future Workforce Northern Rivers is proud to launch Summer of Jobs 2022, which will be supporting Training Services NSW Summer Skills program. The joint campaign will deliver training to hospitality across the region, preparing a job ready workforce for the...
RDA Northern Rivers, together with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) and the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) is inviting applications for the 5 day Leading Australian Resilient Communities (LARC) program. The LARC program will deliver a combination...
The Leading Australian Resilient Communities program Q&A provides an overview of the National LARC program and the program for our region. You can download the Northern Rivers LARC flyer for an overview of the Northern Rivers LARC program click here. Please use...
The Treasury Remake of ACNC Regulations The draft Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission Regulations 2022 propose to remake the Regulations, with minimal changes to the substantive requirements and inclusions. Submissions close Monday 15 August 2022....