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All individuals, partnerships or bodies corporate (companies and other incorporated bodies) that carry on business as employment agents must be licensed under the Employment Agents Act 1976 (the Act). This includes traditional employment agencies and employment brokers, as well as booking agencies, babysitting agencies, housesitting agencies, and cleaning agencies. The Act does not allow the Commissioner for Consumer Protection to issue a licence in the name of a partnership or company. In these instances, the licence must be held by a natural person (an employee, an officer of a body corporate or a member of a firm) on behalf of the partnership or company.
You are considered to be ‘carrying on business’ as an employment agent if:
The following are specifically exempted from the need to be licensed:
Other exemptions from the Act can be granted by an Order in Council made by the Governor.
Licensing contact centre 1300 304 064 or email email@example.com