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National Regional and Economic Development Summit 2024 - BUSSELTON WA

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The SEGRA Foundation intends to continually improve and deliver its best by raising the bar every year with its National event. In 2024 attendees will be experiencing the Busselton, Bunbury and Margaret River region through multiple formats and not all in one spot! We will be walking the city, out on the road, meeting the leaders from the region and experiencing how they have contributed to sustainable regional development.

When we are all together the Foundation will host a series of short yet impactful SEGTALKS on Arts and Culture / Regional Development / Technology / Climate and Risk / Carbon and Environment / Water / Closing the Gap / Community and Livability at various venues in the Busselton CBD and surrounding area.

This years Summit is hosted by Regional Development Australia South West and supported by the City of Busselton. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for all sections of the Australian community, rural and urban, to explore the key issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia and be part of providing positive sustainable outcomes to ensure future prosperity.

An event schedule is available here to help you plan logistics and accommodation, as well as a map of the venues being used.

A two day pass is the best way to experience the Summit and it includes:

The Foundation will also host a guest speaker for breakfast at The Goose on Thursday 31 October. Tickets are limited to this event and should be purchased additionally through this platform. We will announce our guest speaker shortly.

Two-day ticket holders and Wednesday ticket holders can choose from 6 tours on Wednesday 30 October. All transfers are included from our main venue at lunchtime on Wednesday and at the end of the tour we will finish at the Networking Dinner, with buses returning to the Busselton CBD by 8.30pm.

Further details about the program will be announced shortly.


Situated on Wardandi Country, the Busselton Margaret River region is home to a thriving agricultural industry, emerging creative industry and abundant wine growing capacity. Busselton boasts of picture-perfect beachscapes and the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. The iconic 1.8km jetty leads to the underwater observatory where you can discover Geographe Bay, 8 metres below the water's surface.

A town of significant history, you can explore the Busselton Cultural Precinct, museum and heritage trail while tasting your way through the region. From history and modern art, to natural landscapes, there is no shortage of experiences to embrace during your time in Busselton. Hop in the car and you have the coast at your fingertips. Highlights include amazing eateries in Bunker Bay, boutiques aplenty in Dunsborough and the Ngilgi Cave Ancient Lands Experience in Yallingup.


The City of Busselton is a 200km drive south of the Perth CBD via the Kwinana Freeway and Bussell Highway.

For those traveling from Sydney and Melbourne, Jetstar offers direct flights straight to Busselton. For Sydney travellers you can fly the 5 hour direct route on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and Melbourne travellers on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. For more information see the Jetstar website or head to Busselton Margaret River Regional Airport 


We recommend Garden Inn, Hilton in the Busselton CDB (booking code will be provided after you book Summit tickets). Additional accommodation options are available through this website.

GROUP BOOKINGS: (3 or more will attract a discount) please email info@segra.com.au

PREFER TO BOOK BY INVOICE? please email info@segra.com.au 


Are you a young person (25-39) with a heart for creating solutions to problems within your local community? SEGRA are on the lookout for emerging rural ‘doers’ across regional Australia to participate in their inaugural Emerging Champions program ahead of the 2024 National Regional Economic Development Summit in Busselton, WA. Find out more here.

Did you attend SEGRA in 2023? Please email events@segra.com.au if you haven't already received your 10% discount code.

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