Our Work

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 and employers.

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.

Vision and Mission

ROA aims to positively transform the lives of migrants and refugees by helping them obtain employment, build successful businesses and fulfilling lives, so they can make meaningful contributions to the Australian economy and society.

Our Patrons

Wendy Machin
Wendy McCarthy AO

Our Directors

David Keegan

Nicola Kaldor

Owen Gilbert

Christine Grima

Katy Tyrrell

Our Advisory Committee

Dai Le
Committee Member

Dr Ataus Samad
Committee Member

Emmanuel Musoni 
Committee Member

Aleem Ali 
Committee Member

Mitra Khakbaz
Committee Member