Economic Development Australia is a nationally recognised network of economic development professionals, fostering prosperity in communities across Australia.


Economic Development Australia is the national peak body for economic development professionals; building capacity, promoting excellence and providing leadership on issues that matter to our members.

Guiding Principles

Economic Development Australia’s activities are underpinned by four guiding principles:

  1. Building and supporting a collegial professional sector
  2. Promoting a culture of economic development excellence
  3. Delivering influence and leadership for the economic development sector
  4. Operating at best-practice governance standards

Established in 2007, EDA has over 1700 members across Australia. The organisation is represented by State Practitioner Networks in QueenslandNew South WalesVictoria, Tasmania, South AustraliaWestern Australia and the Territories

Membership is available for corporates and individuals.

Available Documents

Download a copy of our Strategic Plan.

Download our 2022/23 Annual Report.

Membership Cohort

Click the map below to view a live map of EDA’s current members: