When children can work - in the spotlight

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With the entertainment industry alive with activity, the spotlight is on young performers and raising awareness of child employment laws in Western Australia.

In WA there are laws which restrict the types of jobs and work children can be employed to do, and the hours they can work. These laws apply to businesses in both the state and national industrial relations systems.

Children are considered to be employed if they perform work regardless of whether there is any form of payment.

Children of any age in WA can take centre stage, performing professionally as an actor, musician, entertainer or in an advertisement as long as the work does not prevent school attendance.

Find out more information on When children can work in Western Australia

Labour Relations
Department News
05 Mar 2024

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