The policy must be applied by all Victorian government departments and agencies for any type of project with a value of:

  • $1 million or more in regional Victoria, or
  • $3 million or more in metropolitan Melbourne or for state-wide activities.

Local Jobs First may also be voluntarily applied by government departments or agencies to projects below the $1 million or $3 million thresholds.

While there are guidelines specific to how Local Jobs First must be applied, the menus at right and below provide some additional practical guidance for departments and agencies.