Regional Cities Victoria (RCV) is an alliance of 10 regional Victorian cities that represent the collective interest of the regions. Our members work co-operatively on issues and projects of mutual interest that affect regional cities as well as the whole state of Victoria.

RCV will be governed by an unincorporated arrangement, however if any issues require a count of votes, then the voting rights shall be one vote per member Council.

RCV’s vision is to build a sustainable Victoria through regional growth.

Our objectives are:

  • Continue to play an important role in the development of strategies that benefit regional and rural Victoria and inform government policy;
  • Develop long-term policy positions that support and encourage the growth of regional Victoria in its own right, that develop the regions as a viable alternative to metropolitan Melbourne, and that encourage, enable and support government to deliver these policies;
  • Improve the infrastructure and liveability of regional cities through development of quality services, amenities and transport networks in order to promote economic development in regional and rural communities;
  • Encourage new industries and increase workforce capacity and employment opportunities in regional cities;
  • Continue to build awareness of RCV within government, media, business and RCV communities; and
  • Maintain a reputation for well-considered and evidenced-based positions.

Membership of RCV is by invitation only and Municipalities seeking to join must submit an application in writing. Membership will only be granted after unanimous approval of the RCV group.