Regional Advantage - Business leading change

Regional Advantage encourages and supports business leaders and employers in regional Queensland to see ability, to consider diversity and to understand the economic and community advantages of employing people with disability.

Did you know?

1 in 5 people in live with disability. That’s 2.2 million Aussies of working-age. They are significantly under-represented in the workforce despite having the skills, experience and motivation to work.


Disability can be visible or non-visible. Disability can be inherited or acquired. It can be due to illness or injury, and can be temporary or permanent.

What are the advantages?

Research shows the positive impact people with disability bring to a workplace. Most importantly:

  • They are loyal team members
  • Stay with an organisation for longer
  • Have fewer days off
  • Are no more likely to be injured at work
  • Have the same performance and productivity as their co-workers

Regional Advantage Events

Business leaders and employers in regional Queensland regularly meet to discuss the progression of economic and community advantages which comes with employing people with disability. If you would like to know more about these events, or would like to register, please click here. 

Meet our Regional Advantage heroes

Learn more about Regional Advantage at our Business Leading Change Webinar

Check out the Regional Advantage YouTube channel

Want to find out more?

Your local coordinator is here to help.


Pick up the phone or send the team an email. Set up a time for a chat about the advantages of an inclusive and diverse workforce and, above all, the positive impact on your business.


The team can connect you to support to help with role design and workplace modification. Plus, get access to financial incentives, training and ongoing on-site support.


Call your local Regional Advantage Coordinator

Capricornia : 0429 576 099

Mackay : 0417 634 008

Fraser Coast: 0429 834 790