Guides and references

Labour Hire Authority (LHA) produces a range of guides and factsheets to help providers, hosts, workers and the general public understand Victorian labour hire law and the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (Vic) (Act).

For applicants

Certified copies of identity documents

To enable LHA to conduct relevant checks and process a licence application, applicants must provide certified copies of identity documents.

Information relating to workers

Providers and applicants must specify the total number of workers who they:

  • supplied to hosts in the 12 months before the date of the application
  • expect to supply to hosts during the 12-month period after a licence comes into force.

Information about workers under s19 (PDF)

For providers

Holding a labour hire licence

There are certain things licensed labour hire providers must do to remain compliant. Not complying with these obligations and conditions may result in your licence being suspended, cancelled or varied.

Annual reporting

Annual reporting requires the nominated officer to answer questions regarding their labour hire activities over the previous 12 months.

Licence renewal

Labour hire providers need to renew their licence before it expires to continue providing labour hire services in Victoria.

A comprehensive guidance and checklist document is available to support your nominated officer to complete the application.

Engaging workers as independent contractors

This guide helps you ensure that when engaging workers as independent contractors, you comply with your legal obligations, do not engage in sham contracting and keep your labour hire licence.

It is important to correctly classify your workers because it affects:

  • your workers' entitlements
  • your tax, super and other obligations.

The guide also provides information about your ongoing legal obligations related to independent contractors.

For hosts

Hotels and clubs: Using labour hire services

This guide helps businesses in the hotels and clubs sector to understand their responsibilities as a labour hire host under the Act. This guide also has suggestions on what hosts can do to improve labour hire providers’ compliance.


Guidance to help both providers and hosts in specific industries comply with Victorian labour hire laws.

General business guidance

Non-industry specific guidance for labour hire providers and businesses who use labour hire services. 

Commercial cleaning


Cost of meeting your legal obligations

This guide is for security industry providers understand how much it will cost to meet their minimum legal obligations for workers. It also details how LHA assesses the risk of non-compliance from providers with these obligations.

Meat and Poultry