Renewing a Labour Hire Licence


Licence renewal

Labour hire licences can be granted for up to three years.

Applications to renew your licence can be submitted online through the Labour Hire Licence Online (LHLO) portal from six months before the expiry date of your current licence. 

If you do not renew your licence before the expiry date, you will need to submit a new application and will be unable to provide labour hire services until a decision is made on your new application for a licence.

The Labour Hire Authority (LHA) has considered feedback from the labour hire licence application and annual reporting processes and has made the renewal application process more straightforward and easier to use.

Before you start

The current nominated officer is required to complete this renewal application. They will be sent reminders in the six months leading up to the expiry date of the licence.

As such, important to change the nominated officer or add any relevant persons in your LHLO account prior to completing a renewal application.

The LHA has prepared a guide and checklist which sets out the information and supporting documentation you will need to complete a renewal application. Once you have started an application, you can save your progress and resume the application at another time.

Please note: the licence renewal application includes your annual reporting of activities in the preceding 12 months.

Fees

You must pay the renewal application fee when lodging your renewal application, otherwise the LHA is unable to progress your renewal application.

If your renewal application is granted, you will then be required to pay the annual licence fee. An annual licence fee is payable when a licence is renewed and at the start of each 12-month period after a licence is issued until a licence expires.

Licensing timeline

Labour hire licence fees are a standard business cost for all labour hire providers in Victoria. 

You can pay the fees with VISA or Mastercard through your LHLO account.

False and misleading information

Under section 87 of the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018, it is an offence to give to the LHA information that is believed to be false or misleading in a material particular, or to produce a document that you know to be false or misleading (without indicating the respect in which it is false or misleading and if practicable providing the correct information).

Disclosing a prior incidence of non-compliance won’t necessarily result in your renewal application being refused. However, if you knowingly provide false or misleading information you could receive a substantial fine and your renewal application for a licence could be refused, or a licence that is granted could be cancelled.

After submitting your renewal application

Once your labour hire licence renewal application has been submitted, your licence will remain in force until a decision is made.

You may withdraw your renewal application by contacting the LHA at any stage before the licence renewal is granted. Please note the paid renewal application fee will not be refunded.

Application publication and objection

Details of your renewal application such as applicant’s name and contact details, nominated officer’s name and contact details, business name and address, and ACN or ARBN, will be published by the Authority on its website in the Applications Received Register.

Persons or organisations who have an interest in the protection of workers or the integrity of the labour hire industry (interested person) may make an objection to a licence application or renewal. This must be completed within 14 days of notice of the application being published on the Applications Received Register.

A decision on your renewal application will not be made during this 14-day objection period.

Successful applications

If your renewal application is successful, you will be notified in writing that the licence has been renewed. As a licence holder, you will be expected to be familiar with the conditions and obligations associated with the licence. For more information, view the LHA’s website.

Your licence will be included in the Register of Licensed Labour Hire Providers on the LHA’s website. The Register records information about licence holders and the LHA’s decisions to grant, refuse, vary, suspend, or cancel a licence, or impose licence conditions.

Unsuccessful applications

If your renewal application for a licence is refused, you will be notified in writing of the decision and reasons for the decision. You can apply to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) for review of the decision.

For more information

If you have any questions, please review our website, or you can call or email our Enquires Team on 1300 545 200 or enquiries@labourhireauthority.vic.gov.au.