Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs

Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs focus on collaboration. They will:

  • provide networks for researchers, primary producers and community groups to work together to enhance drought resilient practices within their region
  • become flagship precincts for agricultural innovation.

The hubs will aim to ensure agricultural research is useful and accessible. This increases opportunities to commercialise innovation.

The hubs are part of our Drought Resilience Research and Adoption Program.

Map of adoption and innovation hub regions

There will be 8 Adoption and Innovation Hubs. The hubs will service different regions, reflecting Australia’s different farming and climatic zones.  Each has a regional university as a member.

Hubs will be consortia of research providers and research users, with a regional focus. Together they will address local drought resilience research, development, extension, adoption and innovation priorities.

Advisory committee

We have appointed an advisory committee. They will provide oversight across the hubs, connecting the hubs to each other and to national priorities and advances.

See more about the Advisory Committee.


We ran a competitive grants process for 8 new hubs from 30 October to 23 December 2020. These hubs were the successful applicants.
The hubs will be funded for 4 years. We will review this funding as part of the 4-yearly review of the Drought Resilience Funding Plan.

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See more about each hub

Southern NSW

Southern QLD/Northern NSW

South-West WA

Northern WA/NT

Tropical North QLD

South Australia






Last reviewed: 4 June 2021
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