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Fair Labour Hire for Victoria

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