Regional Opportunities Australia
There is a wealth of opportunities across our beautiful nation. Regional Opportunities Australia (ROA) is a not-for-profit organisation that helps migrants and refugees move from cities to welcoming regional communities and connects them to employment and business opportunities.
Our services are free of charge for our clients.
ROA’s role is to identify regional areas that have employment and business opportunities. It also identifies migrants and refugees who are excited to take up those opportunities and assists them in getting job and business ready, moving to, and calling regional Australia home.
Prior to connecting the two, ROA culturally prepares both migrants and refugees, and regional communities to ensure that the transition to life in regional Australia is smooth and sustainable.
We want to play a role in advancing the regional Australian economy and society by connecting hardworking migrants and refugees to regional areas that offer cheaper housing, lower cost of living and a stronger sense of belonging.
Together we can build welcoming communities and fulfilling lives that shape the Australian economy and society for the better.
ROA is a subsidiary of HOST International and is therefore governed by the HOST International Ltd board with support from a delegated expert steering committee. Click here to view the HOST International board and see below for the composition of the Steering Committee.
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As a keynote speaker at a forum hosted by the Ethnic Council on the challenges faced by migrants settling in regional areas, ROA CEO Mahir Momand spoke of the need for sustainable migration solutions to ensure the success of future generations of regional Australians.
Regional Opportunities Australia (ROA) welcomes the Government's broadening of the definition of "regional areas", but says that stronger frameworks to provide lasting outcomes for regional Australia and its newest inhabitants are needed.
Regional Opportunities Australia (ROA) was officially launched today by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales, at Government House, Sydney.