Employment Agent Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a business as an employment agency, offering employment placement services to potential employers and staff. Operating duties typically involve providing employment assistance to job seekers and staffing solutions to employers.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

An employment agent licence can be held by an individual or a corporation.

An individual may hold the licence in their own right and trade under their own name, or under a registered business name. Partners of a partnership may hold an employment agent licence if the agency is satisfied that each person in the partnership is eligible and not disqualified.

To be eligible for a company licence you must ensure:

  • at least one director of the company already holds an individual's licence of the same type prior to the lodging of your application
  • no director of the corporation is disqualified from obtaining the licence
  • your company can meet and maintain the standards and expectations of current legislation regarding the application of this licence
  • your company has published a notice of the intention to apply for the licence in a daily Australian Capital Territory newspaper prior to applying for the licence.


Up to 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

1 year licence - $902

3 year licence - $2713

Fees for 2022-23

Apply Renewal All

1 year licence - $902

3 year licence - $2713

Fees for 2022-23

Act(s) name

Agents Act 2003 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Agents Regulations 2003 Australian Capital Territory

Application process


You must lodge your application within 10 business days after the advertisement notice is published in the daily Australian Capital Territory newspaper. Please include a copy of the page on which your notice of intention is published with your application.

To apply for this licence you will need to complete the extensive application package, pay the fees, provide accompanying documentation and undergo a National Police Check.


Please lodge your application and accompanying documentation directly with the administrating agency. The documents that need to be completed and submitted are as followed:

  • personal particulars form for each director of the company
  • statutory declaration for an agent licence for each director of the company
  • National Police Check from the Australian Federal Police not more than two months old for the company as well as each director of the company
  • premises particulars
  • organisation particulars
  • certified copy of two forms of identification, one being photo identification for each director of the company
  • an ASIC Company Extract no more than 30 days old.

Approval time

Within 12 weeks

Administering agency

Justice and Community Safety Directorate

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.