Operate as an Introduction Agent - Victoria

Description

Introduction agents are no longer required to be licensed in Victoria.

Exceptions to the new arrangements for introduction agents apply if you fall into the category of a prohibited persons or corporation. In this instance you will need permission to operate.

An introduction agent is a person or company in the business of offering an introduction, matchmaking or dating service that aims to match or provide individuals details for personal relationships or social outings.

As an introduction agent you will need to familiarise yourself with all your legal obligations under current legislation. If you fail to comply with these obligations, penalties may apply.

Publishers of advertisements who publish or make available details of persons who are seeking a personal or social relationship with one or more other persons do not act as introduction agencies. This means advertising in any newspaper, magazine, or similar document, television, or radio.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to act as an introduction agent, an individual must:

  • Be over 18 years of age;
  • Be solvent;
  • Not found guilty of any serious offence within the last 5 years;
  • Not found guilty of any prohibited introduction agent actions within the last 5 years; and
  • Not be a licensee or approved sex work service provider.

To be eligible to act as an introduction agent, a body corporate must:

  • Have the directors comply with above individual requirements;
  • Not be an externally administered body corporate;
  • Not found guilty of any serious offence within the last 5 years; and
  • Not found guilty of any prohibited introduction agent actions within the last 5 years.

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

An introduction agency must not use or operate on a premises that is occupied by a sex work service provider.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

No fees are required.

Administering agency

Business Licensing Authority

Contact details

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

Registrar

Operating address: 113 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 322B
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 135 452
Fax: 03 8684 0600
Email: bla@justice.vic.gov.au
Website: http://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/bla (Opens in new window)