Regional NSW

Town in regional NSW

Regional New South Wales is the largest and most diverse regional economy in Australia. It is home to about 2.9 million people, representing 41% of the NSW population and contributes around $138 billion (almost one third) to Gross State Product. Spanning 790,355 square kilometres, it covers most of NSW's geographically diverse and spectacular landscapes.

Capitalising on its rich natural resources, the agriculture and mining sectors are significant drivers of regional growth. Regional NSW is also underpinned by strong manufacturing, energy, visitor economy and service sectors.

NSW Department of Industry works with businesses and communities in regional NSW to help them attract new investment, grow their economies and create local jobs.

To find out more about our diverse regions and their economic profiles visit the regional opportunities page.