The Fair Work Act commenced on 1 July 2009 and from 1 January 2010 new National Awards will replace all State and Territory Awards covering employees. The Australian Industrial Relations Commission now (Fair Work Australia) has handed down the following Awards for the security industry.

For more information visit the Fair Work Commission website.

Compliance of the Act is administered by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

National Employment Standards (NES)

The National Employment Standards (NES) set out minimum conditions of employment. You can find details of how the standards apply in the Fair Work Australia fact sheets.

National Employment Standards Fact Sheets

Unfair Dismissal

Fair Work Australia has published further information in relation to unfair dismissal applications to assist self-represented applicants and respondent employers.

Information now available on the FWA website includes:

  • an eligibility quiz
  • details about the processes applicants and respondents follow, and
  • helpful answers to frequently asked questions about unfair dismissal applications

Fair Work Australia has also published a series of printable guides on unfair dismissal applications, including an overview of the unfair dismissal laws and a flowchart on the unfair dismissal process with details of related guides and forms.

The new resources are available in the Dismissals section of the FWA website.

Superannuation Guarantee rate increases to 11% from 1 July 2023.

For information on all future increases – ATO super guarantee percentage increase table

Public Holidays

For State and Territory national holidays click here. Public Holidays

Queensland Labour Hire Licensing

From 16 April 2018, security providers who provide employees to another security provider or client require a labour hire licence.

Labour Hire Licensing Regulator – Office of Industrial Relations

Victorian Labour Hire Licensing

To operate legally in Victoria from 30 October 2019, labour hire providers must have applied for, or have a labour hire licence. Labour hire providers have six months from 29 April to apply for a licence.

Labour Hire Licensing Regulator –

Australian Capital Territory Labour Hire Licensing

On 27 May 2021, the ACT introduced a licensing scheme for labour hire providers that will better protect labour hire workers and promote responsible practices in the labour hire services industry.

All labour hire providers operating in the ACT are required to hold a licence from 27 November 2021 onwards in accordance with the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2020 (the Act).

Labour Hire Licensing Regulator –