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PRESS RELEASE: First Contact is Awarded Labour Hire Licence in Victoria, Australia.

19-01-2021    By First Contact  


Contact:  John Ortner, +61 9020-5751 or 


First Contact is Awarded Labour Hire Licence in Victoria, Australia.

MELBOURNE, Aug 30, 2020 – First Contact is a licenced labour hire services provider (#VICLH03915) for occupiers and host organisations in Victoria. The licence is not transferrable.


To obtain a licence, providers are required to pass a “fit and proper person test” and show compliance with workplace laws, labour hire laws and minimum standards, as well as report annually on their activities to the Labour Hire Authority.


Host companies are prohibited from using an unlicensed labour hire provider, and occupiers doing so will be exposed to significant fines, with a maximum penalty exceeding $750,000.



“As a specialist in supporting occupiers in Australia, this legislation by the Victorian Government brings a new level of integrity and scrutiny to the labour hire sector to ensure workplaces are governed to best practice”, said John G. Ortner PhD, Managing Director.

For more information, please visit or Contact John Ortner on +61 3 9020-5751 or email on



About First Contact®

First Contact is a specialist in supporting the occupier. Our proprietary workplace operating model has been designed from the ground up to provide systemic support for an occupier’s needs. We help occupiers think through and come up with the optimal course of action for any complex workplace challenge – advisory, recruitment, and management.

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