Case Study D2: Twentieth anniversary edition of the Australian Government Regional Information Directory
With more than 1,000 entries, the 2007 Australian Government Regional Information Directory is the most comprehensive guide to the Australian Government's programmes and services for people living in regional Australia ever published.
The 2007 edition marks the twentieth anniversary of the directory in its various formats. It was launched by the Minister for Transport and Regional Services on 23 May 2007 at Parliament House in Canberra.
The free directory is an indispensable reference tool, used across the country by businesses, advisers, and not-for-profit organisations, as well as the wider community. Its longevity is proof of the useful role the directory plays in connecting people with Australian Government programmes and services in regional Australia.
The directory provides a brief description and contact details for each of the essential programmes and services. The twentieth anniversary commemorative edition also includes a selection of stories showcasing community projects that have benefited from Australian Government grants.
The directory is one important part of the Australian Government Regional Information Service. In keeping with the government's commitment to equal access to information for all those who need regional services, the Department also maintains a regional information call centre and website, and provides information in a range of accessible formats.