School holidays start soon, find out when children can work

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Employers, parents and young people need to know all the special rules that apply when young people are working during the school holidays.

Western Australia’s laws which restrict the types of jobs and work children can be employed to do, and the hours they can work, apply all year around.

There are restrictions on the types of businesses that can employ children under 15 years of age. Children aged 13 or 14 can work in shops and restaurants between 6am and 10pm, but only with a parent’s written permission.

For more information visit the When children can work in Western Australia webpage.


Labour Relations
Department News
07 Dec 2022

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