E-news: September 2021


E-NEWS | September 2021

Thevenard Slipway at Sunrise - photo courtesy of Vangie Falkis Blums, winner of the RDAEP Facebook Cover Photo Competition

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- Eyre Peninsula


For the latest information on COVID-19 : SA Government Covid-19


AdvanceAG Showcase

After its postponement in July, the AdvanceAg 2021 event has been rescheduled to Monday 18 October.  Ever wondered how AgTech can help your farming practices? Get your ticket to AdvanceAg to gain insight into cutting edge technologies that can be quickly applied to your business in SA. Learn about the practical application and benefits of […]

Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship

Are you a South Australian farmer between 18-40?  If so, you can apply for the Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship sponsored by the Department of Environment and Water, valued at $8000. The Scholarship could be used for study tours, courses or help fund a specific project. The Scholarship aims to provide farmers (aged 18-40) in South Australia […]

National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy – Public Consultation

The Department of Agriculture Water and Environment are developing a new National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy. The new strategy will provide a roadmap towards a climate resilient Australia. Consultation is open and your input will help shape the final strategy. For further information on the strategy: National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy | Department […]

Applications open for the 2022 Science and Innovation Awards

Investing in future-ready agriculture, fisheries, forestry and emerging industries is the goal behind the 2022 Science and Innovation Awards. The Science Awards is an open competitive grants program designed to attract innovative projects that will tackle key issues and challenges in agriculture sectors, and boost early-career development for researchers, scientists and other innovators. The Department […]

2021 Premier’s Awards in Energy and Mining

Nominations for the 2021 Premier’s Awards in Energy and Mining are now open! This year, the Awards celebrate 10 years of innovation, recognising and showcasing the achievements of the South Australian Energy and Mining sectors. They are an opportunity to bring the industry together to illustrate innovative approaches and technologies, employment and business opportunities and […]


Export Accelerator Program

The SA Export Accelerator Program (SAEA) is a competitive grant program that supports South Australian small to medium-sized enterprises to expand into international markets. Overview Grant funding is available under three streams: Export Accelerator Funding of up to $30,000 (minimum $5,000) for SMEs to export. SMEs are required to match the grant funding dollar for dollar. SMEs […]

EP Jobs and Training

Have you seen our refreshed EP Job Vacancies and Training Opportunities boards?  To support our thriving businesses find the best suitable applicants for their jobs, RDAEP now maintains a list of job vacancies across the region. We do our best to ensure positions advertised on a variety of platforms including Seek, Gumtree, and Facebook are […]

Amendments to Act Result in Better Protection for Subcontractors

Increased protections for South Australian subcontractors came into effect on 1 July 2021. The amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 were the result of an independent review and a national review of similar Acts by John Murray AM. The new laws increase the registration threshold for adjudicators, with approved […]

Grow your Business with Skills and Training Support

Financial incentives and support are available to help you grow your business with skilled people. In partnership with the Australian Government, the Department for Innovation and Skills has introduced a range of initiatives that can help maximise the benefits of employing skilled people and developing local talent. From recruitment assistance to on-the-job training, apprenticeship pathways and […]


Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation opens 2021 Community Grants Round

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation (EPCF) awards grants to local charitable organisations, community groups and proactive, visionary individuals to make a real difference to communities on Eyre Peninsula. EPCF invites proposals for locally run and led volunteer projects focused on sustainable long-term community development and capacity building. Grants can be between $500 and $2000. “The […]

How are Community Groups and Not-for-Profits Faring?

Have your say and help direct future support where it’s most needed. The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) are trying to answer this question, and more, with their Heartbeat of Rural Australia research study, which has just opened. Its aim is to understand and quantify the role of community-based organisations in sustaining the […]

Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers

Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers is a new Australian Government funded initiative to enable older Australian workers and recently unemployed older Australians to remain in, or re-enter the workforce. It provides personalised advice and guidance on upskilling for a current job, transitioning into new roles within a current industry or pathways to new careers, including […]

SA Universal Worker Project (Aged & Disability Care)

Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) is being funded by the South Australian Government Skilling South Australia program to deliver an industry-led initiative called the SA Universal Worker project for the Eyre Peninsula, Yorke and Mid North. If you are wanting to work in Aged Care or Disability services, and interested in a traineeship, or […]

The 2021 Governor’s Multicultural Awards are now open! 

South Australia is incredibly fortunate to have the most resilient and amazing multicultural communities. It’s time to shine the light on individuals, teams and organisations who are making significant contributions to serve the diverse community, particularly during this ongoing challenging time of the pandemic. The Governor’s Multicultural Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding South Australians who […]

Regional Telecommunications Review

Regional South Australians are being invited to take part in a review of regional telecommunications in Australia. The Regional Telecommunications Review is an opportunity for people living and working outside of metropolitan areas to share their views and experiences about using telecommunications services in their area. The Review Committee is keen to hear about telecommunications […]


Extra support for SA businesses hit by restrictions

South Australian businesses that continue to be significantly impacted by ongoing COVID-19 density and trading restrictions may be eligible for additional financial support. The Australian Government and Government of South Australia have announced a new $3000 cash grant program for businesses (and $1000 for sole traders) in eligible industry sectors — such as hospitality, creative […]

Jobs support expanded for regional South Australia

Three programs to further support regional businesses and to attract more workers to regional South Australia have expanded. The programs are: Regional Jobs Support and Incentive Program – extended to 31 December 2021 for eligible workers with an incentive payment of up to $2,000 for taking up jobs in regional South Australia. For more information on […]

Government Support Packages – hospitality, performing art venues, artists and performers

A new relief package has been announced for South Australian businesses in industries such as hospitality, performing art venues, artists and performers who are under financial stress from ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. The package from the state and federal governments offers $3000 cash grants for businesses and $1000 grants for sole traders in eligible industries whose […]

Festivals Australia – Round 13 Now Open for Applications

The Office of the Arts are pleased to announce that Round 13 of the Festivals Australia funding program is now open for applications for projects commencing from 1 February 2022. Regional artists, arts workers, and organisations can apply for arts and cultural projects that encourage community participation and audience engagement from people living in regional […]

Great State Vouchers – Rounds 5 and 6 Announced

Great State Voucher rounds five and six will see more than 75,000 vouchers up for grabs for South Australians this spring. Round five will provide $100 and $200 vouchers for use on participating hosted tours and experiences across the state. It will launch in September for travel during the spring, including the school holidays. The […]

Grants SA - is for not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing, and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia. People and/or communities experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage are the core target group for this funding.

Community Grants Hub - offers a simplified grant experience by improving how grants are administered across Government for the benefit of stakeholders and the community.

Grant Connect - provides centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities.

SA Tenders and Contracts - provides easy to use access to all publicly available bidding opportunities within the South  Australian Govenrment.

For more funding opportunities


Career Employment Group

Port Lincoln 
Forklift -   6-7 September and 29-30 September
Confined Space - 13 September
White Card -  20 September
Working at Heights -  14 September


Port Lincoln Campus
Provide First Aid –  24 November
Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – 24 November
Espresso Coffee Making –  5 to 7 October
Responsible Service of Alcohol - 27 & 28 September (over 2 evenings), 8 October (day course)
Aerobic Wastewater Treatment System – Servicing and Maintenance – 7 to 9 September

Ceduna Campus
Provide First Aid –  15 September

Wudinna Campus
Provide First Aid –  23 November
Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation –  23 November

For more training opportunities


A Celebration of Seafood @ Streaky Bay - 11-12 September Postponed until 2022

Ceduna Oysterfest - 1 - 3 October    2021 Event Cancelled

Port Lincoln Racing Club Opening Season Meet - 3 Oct 

Port Lincoln Racing Club Midweek Freebie - 13 Oct

Port Lincoln Racing Club Sunday Family Meet - 24 Oct

Cleve Harvest Music Festival - 30 October 

Rodeo by the Sea - Streaky Bay - 27 November

For more events
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