Economic Development Australia (EDA) is a specialist, national body, open to all with a professional interest or involvement in economic development.

Our members are practitioners employed in local government, regional development agencies, State Government departments and as private sector consultants. With members in all states and territories, the organisation is committed to supporting economic development practitioners to increase the social, economic and environmental prosperity of communities across Australia. Our members set the conversation on economic development, they provide the resources and they access the information at a local and at a national level.

The organisation is represented by State Practitioner Networks in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the Territories.

Governed by a volunteer board we are a membership-driven organisation receiving sponsorship from key industry organisations.

As Australia’s economy continues to transition and governments and industry seek innovative economic development strategies, EDA is becoming increasingly recognised as the Australian hub for best practice economic development research, professional development and industry knowledge. For further information about the benefits of EDA membership please visit our website at or contact Melissa Williscroft on 0467 217 997.