Employment Agent Licence - Western Australia


You will need 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 specifically exempted from the need for this licence:

  • newspaper publications
  • labour hire companies
  • people licensed to handle the employment of seafarers.

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:

  • apply as a natural person
  • be a fit and proper person
  • hold a current National Police Certificate.

If you intend to apply on behalf of a partnership or body corporate, you will need to be:

  • a member of that partnership
  • an officer of the body corporate
  • an employee of the partnership or body corporate.


Three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1114.00

Application for grant of general licence. Fees for 2024-25

General Duplicate Certificate All $34.60

Fees for 2024-25

Renew Renewal All $788.00

Application for renewal of general licence. Fees for 2024-25

Transfer Transfer All $96.50

Fees for 2024-25

Other resources

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

Act(s) name

Employment Agents Act 1976 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Employment Agents Regulation 1976 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Energy, 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.