More people are needed in regional Australia to fill a record number of job vacancies as the September figures show more than 50,000 roles currently advertised.
The regional parts of some states have seen a 25 per cent increase on this time last year. This is in stark contrast with our mainland capitals which have reported a 27 per cent decrease.
The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) has officially launched the Regional Activators Alliance (RAA) - a new body designed to help create its National Awareness Campaign aimed at driving population to the regions.
RAI CEO Liz Ritchie says this is significant to the Campaign to promote the opportunities to live, work and invest in Regional Australia.
"This campaign is a once in a lifetime impact project that the RAI is incredibly honoured to be developing," Ms Ritchie said.
Regions need people to fill jobs, grow businesses, and invest in their communitiesLiz Ritchie
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack officially launched the Regional Activators Alliance.
"I have always said regional Australia is big enough in which to get a good cup of coffee, but small enough to care - and now is the time to make the move," the Deputy Prime Minister said.
"There are jobs, there is a better lifestyle and there is the opportunity to build a fresh start - Regional Australia is the best place to live, work and raise a family," the Deputy Prime Minister concluded.
"We know the COVID experience has changed the notion of how we work and this presents an incredible opportunity for us," Ms Ritchie said.
"Interest in Regional Australia is significant at the moment and with the help of RAA, we will create a strong brand campaign to elevate the regions even further," Liz Ritchie said.
"Regional Australia is ready to grow, and RAA will play a critical role in this transformation."