Australian industry participation

We ensure full, fair and reasonable opportunity for Australian industry to compete for work in major projects.

There are 2 streams of Australian Industry Participation (AIP) requirements:

Major projects to establish or upgrade Australian facilities

Major public and private projects with an expenditure of $500 million or more are subject to the Australian Jobs Act 2013. Learn about requirements.

Australian Government funded projects

You may need to prepare an Australian Industry Participation (AIP) plan if you are awarded Australian Government contracts, grants, payments or investments of $20 million or more. Learn about requirements.

Find AIP plan summaries

Major project AIP plan summaries

Find AIP plan summaries for major projects.

Australian Government funded projects AIP plan summaries

Find current AIP plan summaries for Australian Government funded projects.

About the Australian Industry Participation Authority

We administer AIP requirements under the Australian Jobs Act 2013 (the Jobs Act). Our activities include:

  • providing guidance about your regulatory obligations, including if and when you need an AIP plan for a major project with capital expenditure of $500 million or more
  • providing any assistance you need to develop your AIP plan
  • approving AIP plans for major projects
  • publishing major project AIP plan summaries on this website
  • providing guidance about how to report your activities against your implemented AIP plan
  • monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Jobs Act.

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AIP plan process for major projects

Notify us about your major project

Project proponents must notify the Australian Industry Participation (AIP) Authority when they start planning a major project to establish or upgrade an eligible Australian facility.

Develop and submit your AIP plan

Once you have notified the Australian Industry Participation (AIP) Authority of your major project, you must develop and submit an AIP plan. Learn more about the requirements.

Implement and manage your AIP plan

Project proponents and operators must implement and manage AIP plans throughout the project phase and initial 2 year operational phase (if your project is establishing a new facility).

Feedback and complaints

You can provide feedback by emailing or calling us.

If you have a complaint, clearly explain the issue and provide any relevant documents. If you make a complaint in person or by phone, follow it up in writing. We will record and investigate your complaint and provide a detailed response.

If you’re not satisfied with our response, you may contact the Commonwealth Ombudsman. If you disagree with a direction to amend your draft Jobs Act AIP plan or with any related decisions made by the AIP Authority, you may make an application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for a review of the decisions.

For more information read Section 112 of the Jobs Act.

About our department

We administer AIP policy for Australian Government funded projects. Australian Government funded projects are not administered under the Jobs Act. Our activities include:

  • providing guidance to government agencies on the requirement for an AIP plan under Australian Government AIP policy
  • providing guidance to assist funding recipients in developing their AIP plans
  • approving AIP plans
  • publishing Australian Government funded projects AIP plan summaries on this website
  • providing guidance to funding recipients about how to report activities against implemented AIP plans
  • providing guidance to government agencies on how to approve AIP plan implementation reports
  • monitoring, reviewing and reporting government agency AIP policy implementation.

AIP publications

Jan 2019 Department of Industry, Science and Resources

Review of the implementation of the Australian Jobs Act 2013: report

The report of the review of the implementation of the Australian Jobs Act 2013 investigates the transparency of processes to ensure compliance under the Act.
Feb 2018 Australian Industry Participation Authority

Guidelines for Jobs Act compliance monitoring and enforcement

The guidelines explain our compliance processes under the Australian Jobs Act 2013.
Apr 2001 Australian Industry Participation Authority

Australian industry participation national framework

Maximising industry participation in major projects in Australia and internationally through a consistent national approach.

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