Key industries

Under the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Vic.), there are some circumstances in which an individual is taken to ‘perform work in and as part of a business or undertaking’.

Broadly speaking, the circumstances which are taken to be labour hire, are where a business supplies workers to work:

  • as a cleaner in a commercial premises
  • in the horticultural industry, performing certain activities
  • in a meat manufacturing or processing establishment, performing certain activities or
  • poultry processing establishment, performing certain activities.

This means that if the workers you supply perform work in any of these establishments or industries, you are likely to be providing labour hire services and will require a licence.

Further details are provided below in relation to what kinds of activities are taken to be labour hire in relation to horticulture and meat and/or poultry processing.