Important developments – Queensland and South Australian licensing legislation for the supply of labour

The Queensland Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 commenced on 16 April 2018. Businesses that fall within the relevant coverage definitions in the Act and Regulations have until 15 June 2018 to lodge a licence application.

The South Australian Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 came into effect on 1 March 2018. Businesses that fall within the relevant coverage definitions have until 1 September 2018 to lodge a licence application.

The Queensland and South Australian Governments and labour hire licensing regulators have recently released explanatory information to provide more clarity about which types of businesses are required to obtain a license. It is important for Members to realise that the schemes extend beyond those arrangements that are commonly understood as ‘labour hire’, to cover many other types of arrangements where workers employed by one business carry out work for other businesses.

More information

Email MESCA at alex.stanojevic@mesca.com.au

Qld Government’s labour hire licensing website.

South Australian Government’s  labour hire licensing website.