Update on the Labour Licensing Scheme

Last week the Hon. Minister for Industrial Relations Tim Pallas and our Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner Steve Dargavel, announced the labour hire licensing scheme will commence on 29 April 2019, with a six-month transition period.

 This means from 29 April 2019, all labour hire providers who want to continue operating in Victoria will have until 29 October to apply for a licence.

From the end of this six-month transition period, businesses who use labour hire will be required to use a licensed provider, or a provider with a licence application pending.

If you engage staff through a business separate to yours, you’re likely to be a labour hire host. You can also check the legal definition and obligations of a host on  Labour Hire Authority website.

Information sessions roll out next week.

With transition beginning on 29 April 2019, we are reaching out to labour hire providers and hosts across Victoria with a series of roadshows in March and April.

The roadshows will drill down on the role of the Labour Hire Authority, the legislation we work to, our compliance tools, licence applications and objections and key dates for the transition period.

Melbourne Information Session:

  • Fruit & Vegetable Harvesting and Processing Industry 13 March (Wednesday) 1:30 - 3:00 (Wednesday) Melbourne CBD - Book here

Regional information sessions:

  • 27 March (Wednesday) 5:30 - 7:00 Tatura - Book here
  • 28 March (Thursday) 9:30 - 11:00 Shepparton - Book here
  • 27 March (Wednesday) 12:30 - 2:00 Echuca - Book here

More dates and venues available.