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Victorian Labour Hire Licensing

Victoria is following suit of Queensland in adopting the labour hire licencing scheme.

Labour hire businesses must now apply for a licence to operate in Victoria.  The scheme commenced on 29th April 2019 giving labour hire providers 6-months (until 29th October) to apply for the licence.  From 30 October 2019, substantial penalties will apply to labour hire providers who don’t have a licence or a licence application pending and businesses that use unlicensed providers.

A labour hire provider is a business that supplies an individual to perform work in and as part of a host’s business and pays the individual for the work. Includes contractor management companies.


Overview of Application

  • Apply from 29th April 2019
  • Application can be completed online
  • Directors are ‘fit and proper person’
  • Compliance with legal obligations such as Tax, super, OH&S, Migration laws etc
  • Licence normally issued for 3 Years
  • Reporting – Frequency and details unclear at this stage.
  • Licencing Fees;
Application Fee Annual Fee Renewal Application Fee
Tier 1 business (annual turnover of no more than $2M)




Tier 2 business (annual turnover of between $2M-$10M)




Tier 3 business (annual turnover of more than $10M)




More information and to apply visit

To view Queensland Labour Hire Licencing article click here

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Elaine has been the Customer Success Director at SDP Solutions since 2012 and brings over 14 years of experience in Marketing & Communications. At SDP Solutions, she is dedicated to ensuring client satisfaction and success. Elaine excels in corporate and client account management, contractor care, HR management, and payroll. Her strategic approach and deep understanding of client needs help foster strong relationships and deliver tailored solutions, significantly contributing to the growth and success of SDP Solutions.