The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) is a Federal Government-backed specialist finance provider for farmers and farm-related small businesses.
The RIC also has the $2 billion National Water Infrastructure Loan Facility (NWILF) available for state and territory governments to build and improve regional water infrastructure.
Our loan programs encourage growth, investment and resilience in Australia’s regional communities.
We were established under the Regional Investment Corporation Act 2018 (RIC Act).
We have two main objectives:
- provide loans to eligible farm businesses
- support government on water infrastructure projects
As a national agency we:
- bring together loans expertise
- ensure efficient and nationally consistent decision-making
- streamline administration of farm business loans
We will outline our approach to this in our first corporate plan. It will be published on this website, in accordance with our legislative responsibilities.
Our commitment to you
Our goal is to provide a fair and ethical service.
We understand the needs of regional communities and adhere to our service standards.
We aim to provide an accessible and efficient service.
We are also committed to protecting your privacy.
Our reporting obligations
We are a corporate Commonwealth entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act). We meet the reporting obligations detailed in this and other legislation.
You can read more about what we report on.
Who we are
Our people and our board work to ensure the fair, ethical and timely delivery of our loans programs.
We have an independent board that oversees our operations, governing in accordance with the RIC Act.
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