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.

Commonwealth Government procurements

Procurements or projects receiving Australian Government funding or financing of $20 million or more are subject to Commonwealth Australian industry participation (AIP) policy. Learn about requirements.

Find AIP plan summaries

Major project AIP plan summaries

Find AIP plan summaries for major projects.

Commonwealth Government AIP plan summaries

Find AIP plan summaries for Commonwealth Government procurements and grants, and Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility investments.

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).

About the Australian Industry Participation Authority

We are appointed by the Jobs Act to:

  • provide guidance about your regulatory obligations, including if and when you need an AIP plan
  • provide any assistance you need to develop your AIP plan
  • approve AIP plans
  • publish AIP plan summaries on this website
  • provide guidance about how to report your activities against your implemented AIP plan
  • monitor and enforce compliance with the Jobs Act.

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.

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.