Labour Hire Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence to provide labour hire services. Labour hire services involve the supply of workers to undertake work for someone else (the host).

Labour hire services include:

  • businesses that provide workers directly to undertake work for someone else as part of the host's business or commercial undertaking
  • businesses that provide workers to a host indirectly through one or more agents or intermediaries to undertake business or commercial work for the host
  • businesses that have an arrangement with their workers to supply them directly or indirectly to undertake work for a host
  • workers provided to the host are paid by your business even if payment is only for accommodation.

There must be at least two people who are responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the business. The number of responsible people you will need should be related to the size and scope of your business and the number of branches you operate.

Please contact the agency 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 financially solvent
  • have the required knowledge and experience
  • ensure all responsible people are fit and proper people.

You must ensure that each of your directors are fit and proper people if you apply as a body corporate. Whether a person is a fit and proper person is determined by reference to honesty, integrity, criminal history (if any) and associates.

Please consult the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $841.00 Sole trader fee
Apply Application All $1912.00 Body corporate fee
Renew Renewal All $1287.00 Body coporate fee
Renew Renewal All $236.00 Sole trader fee
Vary Variation All $131.00 Application to apply for substitute responsible person
Vary Variation All $131.00

Application to change a responsible person

Application process


You will need the following documents before making your application:

  • a National Police Clearance (NPC) for all responsible persons and directors
  • a letter from a chartered accounted, certified practising accountant or IPA public accountant that you are solvent that is dated no less than 6 months before the date of your application.


This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Consumer and Business Services

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Occupational Licensing

Consumer and Business Services

Mailing address: GPO BOX 1719
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 13 18 82
Website: Consumer and Business Services (Opens in new window)