Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

University of Southern Queensland

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The Queen Garnet plum on the tree

The Institute for Resilient Regions conducts research that enables rural, remote and regional communities to be resilient and adaptive, liveable and prosperous, healthy and active, and connected and collaborative. We work with government, non-government and business organisations to understand and help communities to innovate, successfully navigate change, develop and deploy new skills, technology and infrastructure, strengthen community health and well-being and appreciate and develop cultural capital and experiences.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Building Community resilience
  • Strengthening community health and wellbeing
  • Develop cultural capital and experiences

Facilities and major equipment

  • Centre for Health, Informatics, and Economic Research
  • Centre for Heritage and Culture
  • Rural Economies Centre of Excellence

Number of research staff

100-200 research staff


37 Sinnathamby Blvd, Springfield Central QLD 4300

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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