Children working in the school holidays

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The school holidays are just starting and many young workers will be keen to earn some extra money by working over the break, but in Western Australia there are restrictions on where and when children under 15 can work.

Employers, parents and young workers need to know that children who are 13 or 14 can only work in a shop, fast food outlet, cafe, restaurant or deliver newspapers or other advertising material.  There are restrictions on working hours for children of this age that apply during school holidays as well as term time.

For full details on the restrictions on when children can work visit the When children can work in Western Australia page or contact Wageline on 1300 655 266.

Labour Relations
Department News
01 Apr 2021

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