Labour Hire Scheme begins in Victoria

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Victoria’s first Labour Hire Licensing Scheme begins this week.

Labour hire providers have six months (until 30 October) to obtain or apply for a licence, or else face penalties.

The Andrews Labor Government has held more than 30 information sessions since March to help providers understand their obligations, and a further public information campaign to inform both contractors and the host businesses who use labour hire workers will begin today.

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

Host employers that use unlicensed providers face maximum fines of more than $500,000.


For more information, click here.

For an application guide, head to this page.

If you have questions, you can email


By |April 30th, 2019|Labour / employment, News, Victoria|

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