Leadership development in your region

Empower your community with the Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Initiative. Unlock the potential of your community by expressing interest in tailored leadership activities, delivered to 35 regions nationwide by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.


Why express interest?

Empower change in your community

Dive into the essence of change-making by understanding your region's readiness, exploring the dynamics of change, and mastering resilience against setbacks.

Strengthen and nourish your community

Address the challenges of drought, trauma, and other events with tools to provide support and ensure a balanced, inclusive environment for everyone.

Cultivate inclusive and authentic conversations

Delve into the ecosystem of genuine engagement. Learn to suspend judgments, foster trust, and build diverse relationships.

Access to a wider alumni network

Engage with the expansive ARLF alumni. A community that's there to offer advice and perspective whenever you need it.

Practical leadership skills for all

Regardless of titles or roles, embrace skills that promote collaboration. Navigate complex challenges, understand behavior patterns in stressful times, and find the resilience within to champion your community's future.

Connect and collaborate

Dive into a rich network of peers and experts, connect local networks, foster a deeper shared purpose, and develop capabilities that enable action.

Tailored activities for your region

No two communities are the same. That's why our leadership development is specifically adapted to fit the unique needs of each region.

Long-term regional benefits

Our leadership activities are more than just workshops. They're about building a foundation for future growth.

Participating regions

We’re proud to be delivering leadership development activities in 35 regions across the country. Check out if your region is listed below:

New South Wales

Balranald, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Central Darling, Walgett, Wentworth, Unincorporated New South Wales

Albury, Kerrigan, Edward River, Federation, Greater Hume Shire, Hay, Murray River, Murrumbidgee

Bogan, Cobar, Coonamble, Cowra, Dubbo, Forbes, Gilgandra, Hilltops, Lachlan, Mid Western, Narromine, Parkes, Upper Lachlan, Warren, Warrumbungle, Weddin

Gunnedah, Liverpool Plains, Narrabri, Tamworth, Walcha, Moree Plains

Armidale, Glenn Innes Severn, Gwydir, Inverell, Tenterfield, Uralla


Barcaldine, Barcoo, Blackall-Tambo, Boulia, Diamantina, Longreach, Winton

Balonne, Bulloo, Maranoa, Murweh, Paroo, Quilpie

Bundaberg, Cherbourg, Goondiwindi, North Burnett, South Burnett, Southern Downs, Toowoomba, Western Downs

Banana, Central Highlands, Gladstone, Livingstone, Rockhampton, Woorabinda

Burke, Carpenteria, Cloncurry, Doomadgee, Flinders, McKinlay, Mount Isa, Richmond

Croydon, Etheridge, Mareeba

Burdekin, Charters Towers, Isaac, Mackay, Palm Island, Townsville, Whitsunday

Aurukun, Cook, Hope Vale, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Mapoon, Mornington, Napranum, Northern Peninsula Area, Pormpuraaw, Torres, Torres Strait Island, Weipa, Wujal Wujal

Northern Territory

Alice Springs, Central Desert, MacDonnell

Coomalie, Katherine, Litchfield, Roper Gulf, Unincorporated Northern Territory, Victoria Daly, West Daly

Western Australia

Carnarvon, Exmouth, Shark Bay, Upper Gascoyne

Bruce Rock, Kellerberrin, Koorda, Merredin, Mt Marshall, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Hungarian, Trayning, Westonia, Yilgarn

Brookton, Corrigin, Cuballing, Dumbleyung, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Narrogin, Pingelly, Wagin, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams

Albany, Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kent, Kojonip, Plantagenet, Woodanilling

Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Coorow, Cue, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Meekatharra, Mingenew, Morawa, Mount Magnet, Murchison, Northampton, Perenjori, Sandstone, Three Springs, Wiluna, Yalgoo

Augusta – Margaret River, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Bunbury, Busselton, Capel, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Harvey, Manjimup, Nannup

South Australia

Cooper Pedy, Flinders Rangers (north), Port Augusta, Roxby Downs, Unincorporated South Australia

Ceduna, Cleve, Elliston, Franklin Harbour, Kimba, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Port Lincoln, Streaky Bay, Tumby Bay, Whyalla, Wudinna

Adelaide Plains, Barossa, Barunga West, Clare and Gilbert Valley, Copper Coast, Flinders Ranges (south), Goyder, Light, Mount Remarkable, Northern Areas, Orroroo Carrieton, Peterborough, Port Pirie City, Wakefield, Yorke Peninsula

Berri and Barmera, Coorong, Karoonda East Murray, Loxton Waikerie, Mid Murray, Murray Bridge, Renmark Paringa, Southern Mallee

Grant, Kingston, Mount Gambier, Naracoorte Lucinda, Robe, Tatiana, Wattle Range


Bloke, Gannawarra, Mildura, Swan Hill

Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander

Hindmarsh, Horsham, Northern Grampians, West Wimmera, Yarriambiack

Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie

Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Latrobe, South Gippsland, Wellington

Alpine, Benalla, Indigo, Mansfield, Towong, Wangaratta, Wodonga


Break O’Day, Burnie, Central Coast, Circular Head, Devonport, Dorset, Flinders, George Town, Kentish, King Island, Latrobe, Launceston, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands, Waratah/ Wynyard, West Coast, West Tamar

Brighton, Central Highlands, Clarence, Derwent Valley, Glamorgan/ Spring Bay, Glenorchy, Hobart, Huon Valley, Kingborough, Sorell, Southern Midlands, Tasman

What is available in my region?

Depending on the region, the activities available range from two-day changemaker workshops, community or emerging leadership programs. Please note, activity options and availability in your region are determined by the selections of your local organisation, a recipient of the Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Initiative Community Impact Grant from the Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal. Once you’ve registered interest, we’ll be in touch to let you know what’s available or coming up in your region.

Make a difference in your community

Equip yourself and your community with the tools to address challenges, harness opportunities, and drive meaningful change. Express your interest today and be a catalyst for transformation in your region.

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