What does it mean for our regions?

Our regions are critical to Australia’s economic growth and living standards.

  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining make up 63% of the value of Australia’s merchandise exports.
  • 65% of Australia’s agriculture produce is exported, to more than 100 countries.
  • 75% of Australia’s exports are destined for Asian markets.
  • Regional Australia supplies Melbourne with much of the 15,000 tonnes of food it requires delivered each day.

A national approach for freight in Australia must have the regions at its heart.

Please see the attached document PDF: 739 KB to get a closer look at how the Strategy will help regional Australia by improving freight efficiency, supporting better access to markets and facilitating emerging export opportunities.