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Victorian Labour Hire Licensing Scheme

New Act will establish a business licensing system to protect labour hire workers

The Victorian Labour Hire Licensing Scheme is a new business licensing system that protects vulnerable labour hire workers from exploitation and regulates the provision of labour hire services.

Certain administrative provisions under the scheme have begun, but licensing is not yet in force. 

Compliance obligations for labour hire providers and users, including those relating to licensing, are not expected to begin before early 2019. The commencement date for these obligations will be announced well in advance. 

This will include information about the transition period for applying for a licence.

In the coming months, an extensive information and education campaign about obligations under the Act will commence. Public consultation on the making of regulations to support the operation of the Act will also commence shortly.

The Labour Hire Licensing Authority will be responsible for implementing the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 and the licensing scheme for providers of labour hire across all industry sectors.

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