Community Resource Centres (CRCs)


Community Resource Centres (CRCs)

The Western Australian Community Resource Network (WACRN) is comprised of over 100 rural, remote and regional CRCs. CRCs are not-for-profit organisations that are independently owned and operated by their local communities. Go to for comprehensive information about the location and services of each CRC.

CRCs are contracted by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) to provide access to government and community services and information, and undertake community, business and economic development activities.

Grant funding is provided to CRCs and select Local Government Authorities to engage trainees through the Regional Traineeship Scheme.

Funding is also supplied to provide support services to CRCs.  A review of support service to CRCs was conducted in 2019. Please see Evaluation of Sector Support Services for Community Resource Centres for more information.

The WACRN is supported by DPIRD through funding from the State Government's Royalties for Regions program.