Employment Agent's Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to operate as an employment agent. You are considered an employment agent if you:

  • receive payment for helping people find employment
  • receive payment for helping businesses or other people find new employees
  • place people in jobs and receive from the employer an 'entrance fee', periodical contribution or any other charge for your services.

This can include traditional employment agencies and employment brokers, as well as booking agencies, babysitting agencies, house sitting agencies, and cleaning agencies.

The following are exempted from the need for this licence:

  • newspaper publications
  • labour hire companies
  • people already licensed to handle the employment of seafarers
  • State or Federal Government departments or agencies.

Please consult the Contact Officer 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 a fit and proper person
  • provide a National Police Certificate not more than three months old
  • submit the required forms
  • pay any required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Three years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $1010.40

General Licence

General Duplicate Certificate All $28.00 -
Renew Renewal All $750.90 -
Renew Renewal All $187.70 Late renewal fee
Transfer Transfer All $72.25 -

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Scale of Fees - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Employment Agents Act 1976 WA

Regulation(s) name

Employment Agents Regulation 1976 WA

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Consumer Protection

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Licensing Branch

Consumer Protection

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Mason Bird Building
Level 1
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington, Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850
Phone: 1300 304 064
Phone: 08 6251 2931
Email: cplicensing@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Website: Consumer Protection (Opens in new window)