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Privacy Policy

Pick My Project is an Engage Victoria initiative. Engage Victoria is the Victorian Government's community consultation platform and provides an opportunity for Victorian residents to be involved in public decisions that affect them.

Pick My Project is a community grants program, with $30M available to fund local projects. Come up with a project idea, vote for your favourites and make your community an even better place to live.

Who Are We?

In this Privacy Policy (including in the Terms of Use and the Community Guidelines) a reference to ‘us’, ‘we’ or ‘our’ is a reference to the Crown in the right of the State of Victoria and includes its agents, instrumentalities, officers and employees from time to time.

The Department of Premier and Cabinet and our service providers value the privacy of every individual's personal information.

We are committed to protecting the information we collect, and complying with our obligations under the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic). We will only collect, use and disclose information in accordance with these Acts.

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use information when you interact with our platform. It does not extend to websites that are linked to this website. If you click a link to another site, we recommend that you read the Privacy Policy of that site.

By providing personal information and/or continuing to use Pick My Project you consent to your personal information being collected, used and disclosed in accordance with this Privacy Policy and you also agree to Pick My Project's Terms of Use and Community Guidelines.

Collection and use

You can access our homepage and browse our website without disclosing your personal information. The Department of Premier and Cabinet does not and will not seek to identify individual users with the information automatically collected by the website.

We collect personal information about you when you:

  • submit an electronic form via the website, requesting us to provide services, information or take action;
  • submit messages or comments to email addresses displayed on this website;
  • register as a user on the Pick My Project site;
  • submit a project application on the Pick My Project site;
  • register to vote on a project.

The purpose for collecting your personal information is to enable us to:

  • administer the site and manage your account;
  • identify you when you sign in to your account;
  • send you information in relation to the Pick My Project initiative or when the information is necessary to assist with the administration of the site;
  • attribute content that you post on the site to you;
  • respond to you regarding your query or feedback; or
  • verify your registration and your eligibility to submit a project application for Pick my Project; or
  • verify your registration and your eligibility to vote on a project idea.

The following types of personal information may be used to verify your eligibility to participate in the Pick My Project initiative(by submitting a project application, voting or otherwise):

  • first name
  • last name
  • street name and address
  • residential post code
  • email address
  • mobile telephone number

If you are registering to vote on a project and are 16 or 17 years of age, a parental or guardian must consent to your registration. As part of providing such consent, parents/guardians must provide their name and phone number. These details may be used to verify the age of a registrant.

If you do not provide your personal information we might not be able to respond to your queries or feedback, attribute content that you have contributed to Pick My Project to you, and you might not be able to register for an account with Pick My Project, submit a Pick My Project application or vote for a project.

Personal information that is collected by the Pick My Project site will only be used by and disclosed to Victorian Government employees or contractors whose duties require them to use it. Such employees and contractors are required to protect and handle your personal information in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic).

If you have chosen to receive updates from us by email you may unsubscribe at any time following the process set out in the emails that we send to you.

Content that you post on the site publicly, such as a project idea or a comment on a project idea, will be able to be viewed by everyone who uses the site. We will not publicly disclose any personal information provided by you in the course of the Pick My Project initiative that you do not expressly permit us to disclose.

Regardless of whether you are a registered user, we will retain any communications that you send to us in accordance with the Public Records Act 1973 (Vic). We will store this information in a secure area within our message services system and will use it in accordance with that Act or as required or authorised by law.

Access to and correction of personal information

You may request to access any personal information that the Department of Premier and Cabinet may have collected about you. You can ensure the information you have provided is accurate by logging in to your Pick My Project account page where you can update your details. You may also Contact Us to request that the information held be corrected if it is not accurate or complete.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or have complaints about how your personal information is collected and used, or about your privacy rights in respect of this website, please Contact Us.

Collection for website analytics

This website uses Google Analytics as a web measurement service provider. This data is collected anonymously and we cannot personally identify you as the source of that data.

Google Analytics - Use of Cookies

Google Analytics uses a first-party cookie and JavaScript code to collect information about visitors to this website. Google Analytics anonymously tracks how our visitors interact with this website, including where they came from, what they did on the site, and whether they completed any transactions on the site.

Please read the Google Privacy Policy for more information.

Pick My Project - Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to be able to present projects according to location. When you nominate a location using a map on this website, that location information will be collected and stored in a cookie to ensure that you can see projects in the nominated location. 

How to Opt Out or Disable Cookies

Cookies used by this website are enabled by default because of their integration into the website. If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, you can disable them using your web browser. You will need to customise each web browser you use to turn off cookie tracking.

Google have also provided the "Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On" utility for the following web browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer;
  • Google Chrome;
  • Mozilla Firefox;
  • Apple Safari; and
  • Opera.

If you want to prevent your browsing data from being collected by Google Analytics, please install the relevant add-on for your browser.

If you opt out of using cookies, you will have access to some of the information and resources provided by this website but you will not be able to browse projects.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

You should regularly review this Privacy Policy for any modifications or amendments, as your continued use of the Pick My Project site constitutes your deemed acceptance of the revised statement.