Employment Agent's Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate as an employment agent. You will be considered an employment agent if you:

  • receive payment for helping people find employment
  • receive payment for helping businesses or other people find new employees
  • place people in jobs and receive from the employer an 'entrance fee', periodical contribution or any other charge for your services.

This can include traditional employment agencies and employment brokers, as well as booking agencies, babysitting agencies, house sitting agencies, and cleaning agencies.

You will not require this licence if you are:

  • a newspaper
  • a labour hire company
  • already licensed to handle the employment of seafarers
  • a State or Federal Government department or agency.

This licence can only be issued to individuals, but individuals may hold the licence on behalf of a company, which will then cover the whole company.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • submit to a National Police Certificate
  • submit the required forms
  • pay any required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Three years.



General Licence

Duplicate Certificate$28.00

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Commerce
Consumer Protection

Act(s) name

Employment Agents Act 1976 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Employment Agents Regulation 1976 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, Licensing Branch
Department of Commerce
Consumer Protection

Operating address:
Mason Bird Building
Level 1
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington, Western Australia 6107
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850


08 6251 2931


1300 304 064

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