Regional Employment Trials

The Regional Employment Trials creates an opportunity for local stakeholders in 10 eligible regions to deliver employment related projects.
The grant is no longer available
Application detail:

 Applications are closed.

What do you get?

Grants between $7500 and $200,000.

Who is this for?

Local government, Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees and incorporated entities such as businesses and not-for-profits who want to deliver employment projects in selected regions.


The objectives of the program are to deliver:

  • strong connections between regional stakeholders, including employment services providers
  • employment initiatives that meet local needs
  • improved awareness of local labour markets
  • the potential for improved regional employment outcomes

Your project must demonstrate that it:

  • provides opportunities and assistance to help unemployed people prepare for and find work
  • has at least $10,000 in eligible expenditure

You must complete your project by 31 May 2021.

The Regional Employment Trials program is closed to applications.

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

pdf · 1.66 MB docx · 4.91 MB

Regional Employment Trials information for grant recipients

pdf · 0.43 MB docx · 0.18 MB

RET participant registration and privacy form

pdf · 0.24 MB docx · 0.09 MB

RET RDA regions and contacts

docx · 0.02 MB

RET sample timesheet template

xlsx · 0.03 MB