Community Development Program (CDP)

The Community Development Program (CDP) is the Australian Government’s remote employment and community development service.

CDP supports job seekers in remote Australia to build skills, address barriers and contribute to their communities through a range of flexible activities. It is designed around the unique social and labour market conditions in remote Australia and is part of the Australian Government’s agenda for increasing employment and breaking the cycle of welfare dependency.

More information

  • For more information about CDP visit the CDP webpage of the National Indigenous Australians Agency website. Here you will find CDP information and factsheets on employment and economic development in remote Australia and information about the CDP provider in your region.
  • To find out more about CDP in your region, contact the provider in your region.
  • You can also contact the Employment Services Information Line (ESIL) on 13 62 68 for general information on employment services, the CDP and to reset Australian Jobsearch passwords.
  • The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business' National Customer Service Line (NCSL) 1800 805 260 can help with questions about jobactive, the Government's employment services program that operates nationally, outside remote Australia.