Private Employment Agents Act 2005 - Queensland


The purpose is to provide a code of conduct, the Private Employment Agents (Code of Conduct) Regulation 2005, as the main way of regulating the conduct of private employment agents in their relationships with persons looking for work or for workers.

The regulation includes a code of conduct for private employment agents, the code of conduct provides:

a) conduct standards for private employment agents;

b) principles for fair and ethical trading and dealing with work seekers;

c) standards of legislative knowledge for private employment agents;

d) the records that private employment agents must keep and provide; and

e) penalties for a contravention of the code.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

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

Regulation(s) name

Private Employment Agents (Code of Conduct) Regulation 2015 QLD

Appeal process


Compliance mechanisms and penalties

Inspectors authorised under the Act have powers to monitor compliance.

A prosecution for a charge of an offence must be by way of summary proceedings before an industrial magistrate.

Penalties may be imposed for such offences.

An injunction may be granted by the District Court against a private employment agent at any time restraining the private employment agent from either or both of the following:

  • engaging in stated conduct
  • acting as a private employment agent.

Review or appeal mechanisms

A person who is dissatisfied with the decision of an Industrial Magistrates Court in a proceeding for a charge of an offence against this Act may appeal to the Industrial Court.

Administering agency

Queensland Treasury

Private Sector Industrial Relations

Industrial Relations Services

Contact details

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Information Services

Industrial Relations Services

Private Sector Industrial Relations

Queensland Treasury

Phone: 07 3225 2299
Website: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (Opens in new window)