Welcome to the May 2024 edition of LHA News

2 May 2024
Welcome to the May 2024 edition of LHA News

Welcome to the May 2024 edition of LHA News.

LHA works to maintain a fair and transparent labour hire industry by promoting and enforcing compliance with the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Vic).

We do this directly – through education, licensing and legal action – as well as by working with other regulators and interstate agencies to tackle unlawful behaviour in other geographic or legal jurisdictions.

In this edition, we look at an investigation by LHA and the Fair Work Ombudsman into potential non-compliance and underpayments of horticulture workers in Melbourne’s south-east.

Also in horticulture, we highlight a new farm safety campaign by WorkSafe, and the shared health and safety obligations of hosts and providers.

Elsewhere this month, we take a closer look at:

  • myth-busting around labour hire licensing obligations
  • provider obligations when supplying accommodation or transport for workers.

I hope you enjoy this edition.


Steve Dargavel
Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner

In this Edition

Licensing update

April 2024:

  • 108 licence applications submitted
  • 155 licence renewals granted
  • 90 licences granted
  • 66 licences refused or cancelled


  • The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has resources to help you meet your tax and super obligations as an employer. Visit Engaging a worker for more information or download the ATO’s Employer obligations fact sheet.
  • The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has developed the Pay Equality Toolkit, to help businesses achieve pay equality in their workplace.