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The Victorian Labour Hire Licensing Scheme has now commenced. 

The Minister for Industrial Relations Tim Pallas announced the beginning of the scheme today, aimed at making the labour hire system fairer for workers, businesses and providers.

From today, labour hire providers will have six months to apply for a licence.

The scheme is designed to better protect workers from exploitation and improve the integrity and transparency of the labour hire sector overall. 

Our website has been updated with further information on the application process and an Application Guide.

29 April 2019

Labour hire licensing scheme commences on 29 April 2019

Today the Minister for Industrial Relations Tim Pallas and the Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner Steve Dargavel announced the commencement of the labour hire licensing scheme on 29 April 2019.

To obtain a licence, providers will be required to pass a “fit and proper person test” and show compliance with workplace laws, labour hire laws and minimum accommodation standards, as well as report annually on their activities.

Information sessions will be held in the Melbourne CBD and regional Victoria from March - April.  To find out more visit the events page.

28 February 2019

Labour Hire Licensing Regulations update

The Labour Hire Licensing Regulations 2018 were made on 23 October 2018, following public consultation on draft regulations in August - September 2018.

The regulations will have effect when the remaining provisions of the Labour Hire LIcensing Act 2018 are proclaimed and come into operation in 2019. Labour hire providers and hosts will be given sufficient notice of the commencement of obligations, and information sessions will be held on the labour hire licensing scheme in 2019.

Once the scheme commences, providers will have six months to lodge an application for a licence.

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23 October 2018

Public consultation on exposure draft Regulations and Regulatory Impact Statement ends

The commencement and operation of the Victorian labour hire licensing scheme will be supported by the introduction of Labour Hire Licensing Regulations. The public consultation period for the exposure draft Regulations under the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Vic) began on 7 August 2018 and ended on 5 September 2018. Visit the Labour Hire Licensing Authority Regulations and  Regulatory Impact Statement website for more information.

5 September 2018