Queensland labour hire businesses should be aware of the new labour hire licensing scheme commencing in 2018.

Here is the latest information on when the scheme begins to apply and how to apply for a licence.

When will the scheme begin to apply?

  • The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 commences on 16 April 2018.
  • Labour hire providers will have 60 days from this date to lodge an application for a licence – that is, by Friday 15 June, 2018.
  • If an application is made within the 60-day period the obligations and penalties of the Act will not apply until the licence has been granted.

How can I get a licence?

  • From 16 April 2018, you will be able to apply for a licence online.
  • As part of the application, you will need to:
    • identify yourself (e.g. your name, address and ABN)
    • identify at least one person (who can be you) as a nominated officer who is responsible for the day to day operations of the labour hire business
    • show that the nominated officer or officers are fit and proper people to provide labour hire services
    • show that you can comply with the relevant laws
    • show that the labour hire business is financially viable
    • pay an application fee.
  • Accreditation, registration or holding a licence under another recognised scheme, such as an industry certification scheme, may also be considered in an application under the labour hire licensing scheme.

Further Information and Updates

For further information on the Labour Hire Licensing Act, please read our article from November last year here.
We will continue to keep you updated with further information about the commencement of the labour hire licensing scheme e.g. application fees and any other information required for an application, when it is available to us.

For more information about the commencement of the labour hire licensing scheme, please attend one of our seminars:

Dates: Friday 16 February and Friday 2 March 

Arrival: 8:15 AM

Start: 8:30 AM

Finish: 9.15 AM

Location: McKays Law Centre, 34 Wood Street Mackay 

RSVP: Call Justine on 4968 5434 

**Tea and coffee provided

Alternatively, please contact us if you would like to discuss whether the licensing scheme applies to your business and how to apply, for a licence.