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Horticulture industry


If you conduct a business supplying workers to a host to perform any one or more of:

  • picking
  • sorting
  • labelling
  • packing
  • planting
  • thinning
  • pruning
  • spraying
  • repetitive work on automatic, semi-automatic or single-purpose machines or equipment
  • performing basic recording functions related to any of the above work

in relation to fruit or vegetables with the exercise of minimal judgment and under direct supervision, at a place where a business or undertaking is being conducted by the host, then it will be labour hire and you will require a labour hire licence. This applies regardless of whether the worker also does other kinds of work for the host.

Learn more about your rights as a Horticulture worker.