Pastoral Workers' Accommodation Act 1980 - Queensland


To ensure that a minimum standard of accommodation for workers engaged on pastoral properties is provided and

The Act prescribes the criteria for the provision of accommodation by employers to pastoral workers. It also sets out the obligations of workers with respect to the accommodation provided.

The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:

  • Pastoral Workers Accommodation Regulation 2003; S4 & 5
  • Pastoral Workers Accommodation Standard (Part 5.6 of the Queensland Development Code).

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional information

Reference: Pastoral Workers Accommodation Act 1980: S8-12.

Appeal process


Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties:

Inspectors authorised under the Act have powers to enter and inspect premises and to issue orders to rectify breaches of the legislation.

Failure to comply with, or contravention of, any provision of the Act is an offence.

Prosecutions for offences are brought before an Industrial Magistrate and fines are imposed on conviction.

Review or Appeal Mechanisms:

An appeal against a decision by an Industrial Magistrate may be made to the Industrial Court.

Administering agency

Department of Education

Contact details

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Information Services

Industrial Relations Services

Private Sector Industrial Relations

Queensland Treasury

Phone: 07 3225 2299
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