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New Labour Hire Licensing Scheme starts 29 April – are you ready?

New Labour Hire Licensing Scheme starts 29 April – are you ready?

Is your business a labour hire provider? Or does your business use labour hire companies? Unsure what the upcoming Labour Hire Licensing Scheme means for your business?

To help businesses learn more about the scheme and their obligations ahead of the 29 April start date, the Labour Hire Authority will deliver free information sessions in Swan Hill and Robinvale.

Come along to learn more about:

  • the objectives of the Labour Hire Authority
  • what the Labour Hire Licensing Scheme means for your business
  • key dates and obligations.

Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner Steve Dargavel will present the session, and then lead a question and answer segment.

The Labour Hire Licensing Scheme will start on 29 April. It means labour hire providers must be licenced, and businesses can only legally hire labour through licenced providers. It aims to protect workers and ensure all operators act within the confines of the law.

Swan Hill Rural City Council Director Development and Planning Heather Green said Council wanted to ensure that employers had access to the information they need to comply.

“Having access to labour is essential to ensure the operation and continued growth of our horticulture, manufacturing and processing industries,” she said.

“We are pleased to have secured local information sessions – we want businesses and labour hire firms to be aware of the new legislation and have the chance to clarify details directly with the Commissioner.”

Information sessions will be held in Swan Hill on 26 March and Robinvale on 1 April.

Visit the Labour Hire Authority to register for an information session, subscribe to updates or for more information on the scheme.