The end of the transition period was commemorated by Minister for Industrial Relations, Tim Pallas and Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner, Steve Dargavel. You can find the Victorian Government media release here.
The Labour Hire Authority received 3841 licence applications during the six-month transition period - 37 percent of applications were submitted in the last 48 hours.
During the transition period the Authority spoke with thousands of providers and hosts across Victoria through over 120 forums and stakeholder engagement sessions, conducted two advertising campaigns and attended to over 7,000 phone calls assisting businesses with their applications.
Over 25 forums were held in regional Victoria, including Ballarat, Bairnsdale, Bendigo, Echuca, Geelong, Gippsland, Healesville, Mildura, Morwell, Phillip Island, Robinvale, Sale, Shepparton, Swan Hill and Wodonga.
The Authority engaged with a range of stakeholders including labour hire providers, hosts and workers, employer associations, industry associations, accounting and legal professional associations, chambers of commerce, unions, local governments, superannuation funds and community organisations.
The Authority will continue to provide education to industry through engagement with labour hire hosts and providers.