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The competition

All around Australia, business owners are working hard to grow their business and, increasingly, they’re turning to the internet to do it. The Regional Australia Institute and Google are on the hunt for those businesses.

We’re looking for Australia’s top ten Regional Online Heroes to fly to Google’s HQ in Sydney for a unique, money-can’t-buy Masterclass – with the flights and accommodation on us! Because when regional businesses grow, it’s not just good for them: it creates jobs, prosperity and thriving local communities.

To have the opportunity to be one of the ten businesses flown to Sydney for the Google Masterclass, just answer a few questions here.

Any regional small or medium business* that uses the internet to grow is eligible.

Being a Regional Online Hero could mean anything from using online marketing to attract interstate customers, expanding a traditional bricks and mortar store to selling online, or managing a team across borders using shared documents on the cloud.

*While there are many great businesses in capital cities, in this case, we’re looking for businesses in regional Australia with less than 200 employees. You can check your eligibility via the terms and conditions.


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A video message of support, recorded by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure & Regional Development and Leader of The Nationals, the Hon. Warren Truss MP, for the Regional Online Heroes finalist event. 

The organisers 





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