• Working to achieve well planned, sustainable regional capitals...

  • ...30 members across Australia
  •  RCA Networking Breakfast - June 22, 2016 
  • Regional capitals are home to nearly 4 million people...
  • generating nearly $225 billion annually to Australia's economy... 

  •  growing faster than the national average...

Local Government Leadership

Creating vibrant regional capitals requires not only an investment in infrastructure and services but an investment in thinking – a strategic approach to the challenges and opportunities of sustainable growth. A commitment to strong planning for the future from all levels of government is fundamental. 

Regional Capitals Australia seeks to bring about a collaborative approach to the development of Australia’s regional cities. The group is working with all levels of government to keep the momentum of regionalism moving forward; ensuring strong regional capitals means a strong Australia.


What is a regional capital?

RCA defines a regional capital as a regional city, located outside the state metropolitan urban growth boundary. A regional capital provides a central point to access essential infrastructure, services, business, employment and education for local residents as well as those in surrounding towns and rural areas. These cities perform a ‘capital city’ role within their regions.


Why are regional capitals important?

Regional capitals are significant social and economic contributors to regional Australia and Australia as a whole. Hear our members explain the importance of regional capitals and the work of our alliance in the video below.  


Upcoming Events

Annual Networking Breakfast

Held in conjunction with the ALGA Annual General Assembly

Wednesday June 22, 2016

National Convention Centre, Canberra, ACT