Building Better Regions Fund Round 5 Guidelines released


 Local communities across Australia, especially those hardest hit by the loss of regional tourism, are a step closer to sharing in $200 million under a fifth round of the successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

The $1.04 billion 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 Australian Government announced $200 million in the 2020-21 Budget for a fifth round of the BBRF. Round Five includes:

  • $100 million to support tourism-related infrastructure projects which are focussed on mitigating the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on a region’s tourism industry.
  • The other $100 million will support regional remote Australia more broadly, by funding general infrastructure projects and community investment projects.


The guidelines have now been released and can be found at meaning local proponents can now start developing their applications.

Applications open on 12 January 2021 and close on 5 March 2021. Successful applicants are expected to be announced in mid-2021.