Labour Hire Licensing Act and Security Providers

The Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) enacted new legislation in July this year, that changed the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017.

If your venue employs the services of a security firm, this new legislation could affect you.

Under the Act, a security firm providing a licensed premises with security staff may be classified as a labour hire company. If that is the case, the security firm must make an application for a labour hire licence, or face a fine. The licensed premises using the security firm can also be liable if no licence is held.

As of 1 July 2018, the penalty for entering into an arrangement with an unlicensed provider is a maximum fine of $1034 for an individual, or $3000 for a corporation.

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