Rural community development

Improving rural access to government services, local business partnerships and support for community projects.

Apply for a Community Stewardship Grant

Community Stewardship Grants are available annually to support community-based projects that serve to protect and restore the local environment, enabling local community groups to undertake stewardship of natural resources in their local area.

Apply for funding for a regional event

Our Regional Events Scheme (RES), supported by Royalties for Regions, is an annual funding round for smaller, developing regional events across the state.

Find your local Community Resource Centre

Locally owned and operated, community resource centres (CRCs) provide a wide array of information and community-based services to local people, businesses and visitors.

How to apply for a country age pension fuel card

From July 2024, the fuel card has been renamed the Regional Pensioner Travel Card and the value will increase to $675 per year. Pensioners already receiving the fuel card don't need to do anything to receive the new Regional Pensioner Travel Card. The 2024-25 travel card will be posted in July 2024.