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Australian Industry Participation (AIP) requirements ensure full, fair and reasonable opportunity for Australian industry to compete for work. This includes work in major public and private projects in Australia, and procurements or projects receiving Australian Government funding of $20 million or more.

The Australian Industry Participation National Framework [230KB PDF] commits the Australian Government and state and territory governments to adopting a consistent national approach to maximise Australian industry participation in major projects in Australia and overseas. Each jurisdiction also has its own industry participation policies aimed at increasing Australian industry participation.


The Australian Jobs Act 2013 (the Jobs Act) requires proponents of major projects with capital expenditure of $500 million or more to provide opportunity for Australian industry to bid to supply key goods and services.

Section 127 of the Jobs Act requires an operational review of the Act be conducted within the first five years. The 2018 review recommended improvements to processes and communication of activities and outcomes.

The Australian Jobs (Australian Industry Participation) Rule 2014 details exemptions to the requirement for an AIP plan, notification obligations, compliance requirements, and the functions of the Australian Industry Participation Authority.

Australian Industry Participation Authority

The AIP Authority:

  • provides guidance on the obligations under the Jobs Act, including if and when an AIP plan is required
  • can assist you to develop your AIP plan
  • approves AIP plans
  • publishes AIP plan summaries on this website
  • provides guidance on how to report against your implemented AIP plan
  • monitors and enforces compliance with the Jobs Act

The Guidelines for Jobs Act Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement [401KB PDF] detail the compliance process.

You can contact the AIP Authority by emailing or calling 02 6213 6404. 

Australian Industry Participation plans

AIP plan requirements are applied to:

Contact us on 02 6213 6404 or at to discuss AIP plan requirements.

Feedback and complaints

  • You can provide feedback by emailing or calling 02 6213 6404.
  • 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 are not satisfied with our response, you may contact the Commonwealth Ombudsman on 1300 632 072. If you disagree with a direction to amend your draft 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. See Section 112 of the Jobs Act to find out more.

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Last updated: 16 December 2019

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