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Meat processing industry


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

  • killing
  • dressing
  • boning
  • slicing
  • preparation
  • packing
  • processing

at a meat manufacturing establishment or meat processing establishment, 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.