Welcome to the June 2024 edition of LHA News

3 June 2024
Welcome to the June 2024 edition of LHA News

Welcome to the June 2024 edition of LHA News.

Knowing that the companies you’re working with are compliant with their labour hire licensing obligations is crucial to protecting your business and your staff. 

The penalties for using unlicensed providers are significant, so – with over 200 licences refused or cancelled by LHA so far this year – it pays to keep informed of the status of providers you engage.

This month, we are publishing LHA’s first monthly Licensing Action Report – a list of all providers that had licence conditions imposed, or a licence refused or cancelled, in April 2024.

While these details have always been published on LHA’s Labour Hire Licence Register, we hope these regular industry updates will further help Victorian businesses to make informed decisions about their labour hire use.

Elsewhere in this edition, we look at:

  • how to spot the signs of human trafficking
  • non-compete and restraint clauses – what they are, and why they’re under review by the Commonwealth Government
  • how LHA is tackling non-compliance and worker exploitation in the meat and poultry processing industries.

I hope you find this edition informative.


Steve Dargavel
Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner

In this Edition

Licensing update

May 2024:

  • 99 licence applications submitted
  • 141 licences granted
  • 65 licence renewals granted
  • 50 licences refused or cancelled 


·     Nominations are now open for the 2024 WorkSafe Awards, which celebrate and honour the achievements of those who have made a significant contribution to reducing workplace harm and improving outcomes for injured workers. For more information or to submit an entry, visit the WorkSafe website.

·       Cyber Wardens, a partnership initiative of the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia, have developed a research report to help small businesses implement critical cyber security safety measures. Visit the Cyber Wardens website to read the report.