Regional Infrastructure Fund – Round Two

Regional Development Victoria

The Regional Infrastructure Fundis a key component of the Regional Jobs & Infrastructure Fund (RJFF). It seeks to assist the growth of rural Victoria by providing grants for infrastructure projects that have the potential to stimulate economic and community activity, including those that seek to support recovery from COVID-19 and other major economic challenges, in regional Victoria.

The objectives of the RIF are:

  • to create and retain jobs and support regional economies and communities, including transition, diversification, and recovery efforts
  • to increase economic and social benefits through improved community access and usability of precincts, town, or region
  • to increase economic and social benefits through investment in strategic and public enabling infrastructure.

RDV has Regional Business Centres and offices in locations throughout Victoria. Visit this page for contact details for your local office.

Key Criteria:

Applications will be considered for projects from the following incorporated entities, individuals are not eligible to apply:

  • Local Government Authorities
  • Alpine Resorts Management Boards
  • business and industry groups including:
  • chambers of commerce and business associations
  • industry peak bodies
  • business and industry clusters and networks
  • incorporated not-for-profit organisations, including community groups that are
  • cooperatives or associations
  • social enterprise organisations

Councils can also sponsor (auspice) projects on behalf of the business and industry groups including:

  • chambers of commerce and business associations
  • industry peak bodies
  • business and industry clusters and networks
  • incorporated not-for-profit organisations and community groups that have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or can provide written advice from the Australian Tax Office that no withholding tax is required from the grant payment.
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