Victoria's Local Jobs First Commissioner

Building long lasting economic benefits for all Victorians by maximising opportunities for local industry in Government procurement.

Recent News

From latest news and media releases to case studies and videos – learn more about Local Jobs First and how local businesses and workers are benefiting from Victorian Government projects.


The Local Jobs First Commissioner often appears in conferences and workshops around Melbourne and Regional Victoria. See the below list of upcoming events.

We all take special pride in seeing our products utilised in these large projects which positively improve the welfare of the community. Particular thanks are due to Local Jobs First and the Commissioner. With their support, we have been able to raise the profile of our business and bring our products and manufacturing capacity to the attention of the key decision makers in infrastructure projects.

Ken Williams, Orca Civil

The Local Jobs First policy has enabled us to provide quality Australian products to large-scale government projects across the state. This investment in local businesses has allowed BRITEX to reinvest in our employees and in state-of-the-art machinery for our factory. We are able to continue to custom fabricate premium quality products locally for our customers. Many businesses such as ours are benefitting from this policy, enabling us the opportunity to help build Victoria.”

Cam Risstrom, Britex