Mandatory Code of Practice for the Employment of Children in Entertainment - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to employ people under the age of fifteen in the entertainment industry for purposes such as modelling, acting, and circus, drama and dance performances. This includes employment in areas such as advertising, plays, theatres, circuses, radio, television and films.

The code provides information on matters such as working hours, supervision, health, travel, food, breaks and the type of work.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Child Employment

Act(s) name

Child Employment Act 2003 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Child Employment Regulations 2014 (Victoria)

Contact details

Child Employment Officer
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Child Employment

Operating address:
Level 35,
121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 4509
Melbourne, Victoria 3001


1800 287 287


03 9651 9703


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