Labour Licensing Queensland

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (the Act) commenced on 16 April 2018, supported by the Labour Hire Licensing Regulation 2018 (the Regulation).

The Act establishes a mandatory labour hire licensing scheme to protect labour hire workers from exploitation and promote the integrity of the labour hire industry.

Key features of the Act include:

  • labour hire providers must be licensed to operate in Queensland
  • persons who engage labour hire providers to only engage licensed providers
  • labour hire licensees to satisfy a fit and proper person test to establish that they are capable of providing labour hire services in compliance with all relevant laws
  • the labour hire business is financially viable
  • licensees must provide six monthly reports on labour hire and associated activities including accommodation, and in relation to compliance with relevant laws
  • strong penalties for breach of obligations
  • establishing a labour hire licensing compliance unit with a field services inspectorate with responsibility for awareness, monitoring and enforcement functions

All Queensland labour hire providers must apply for a license before 15th June 2018 to continue operating in this state. To check the status of your labour hire provider application you can use the following link;