The Contracts Publishing System contains information about contracts entered into by Victorian Government departments and some agencies. Summary information is available on contracts >$100,000. For contracts >$10 million, the contract itself is published.
Departments are not required to disclose information that would be exempted from disclosure under the criteria in the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
Contracts Publishing System
Government contracts 1999-present
Access details of contracts awarded from 1999.
Publishing a Contract
Publish details of contracts to the Contracts website. Access is only available to authorised Victorian Government officers.
Major Government Contracts 1992-1999
Access details of major Government contracts disclosed following the recommendations of the January 2000 report of the Audit Review of Government Contracts
In October 2000, the Premier of Victoria, the Hon Steve Bracks MP made a policy statement on Ensuring Openness and Ensuring Openness and Probity in Victorian Government Contracts (52 KB DOC)
The Premier announced that the Government would seek the approval of private sector contractors to disclose 70 major contracts entered into by the previous Government. The disclosure of these contracts had been recommended by the Audit Review of Government Contracts. The 1992-1999 contracts are available at http://www.contracts.vic.gov.au.
The Premier also announced that Departments would be required to routinely disclose information on the Contracts Publishing System about contracts entered into on behalf of the State of Victoria. Only material which Departments believed fell within the exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 would be excluded from disclosure. These exemptions relate to information which, for example, contains trade secrets or personal details.
Departments are required to disclose summary information about contracts >$100,000. However, both Departments and agencies are required to disclose the text of contracts >$10 million. Agencies can use the Contracts Publishing System or publish contracts on their own websites.