Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF)

About the program

The $841.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government's commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

The fund invests in projects located in, or benefiting eligible areas outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra.

Funding streams

Grant funding is available through two funding streams:

  • The Infrastructure Projects Stream: Supports projects that involve construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure
  • The Community Investments Stream: Funds community development activities including, but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, leadership and capability building activities

Round Four

The Australian Government announced $200 million in the 2019-20 Budget for Round Four of the BBRF. Round Four will support drought-affected regions by targeting projects that will benefit communities affected by drought.

Round Four of the BBRF is now open and further information can be found at the Building Better Regions Fund Website.

Funding Rounds One, Two and Three

Rounds One, Two and Three have closed.

To access details of the successful projects, go to the Building Better Regions Fund website.

Further information

Program Guidelines, contact details for enquiries, and other program information is available on the Building Better Regions Fund website.