The place to access your Free Legal Rights Information

Download PDF

Pastoral Workers’ Accommodation Act 1980 – 4 April 2011

Pastoral Workers’ Accommodation Regulation 2015 – 31 August 2015

Quick to view summary

Where a (pastoral) worker is a resident worker the occupier on whose behalf the worker is employed shall provide the worker with such accommodation as is prescribed. A similar rule applies to group accommodation for non-resident and resident (pastoral) workers pursuant to section 10 of the Act. For the standards prescribed for accommodation, refer to regulations 3 and 11 of the Pastoral Workers’ Accommodation Regulation 2015. For the duties of the provider of accommodation, refer to sections 15, 15A and 15B of the Act. For the duties of those accommodated, refer to section 16 of the Act and regulation 14 of the Pastoral Workers’ Accommodation Regulation 2015. For the definition of ‘accommodation’, ‘resident worker’, ‘worker’ and ‘pastoral work’, refer to section 5 of the Act.

  • Sections 5, 8, 10, 11, 15, 15A, 15B, 16; Regulations 3, 11, 14

Any 2 or more persons may agree in writing that they will, in respect of resident workers employed to do work on their behalf, jointly provide a building to provide accommodation for their respective such workers either on the land of 1 of the persons or at any other place. The last person to sign the agreement must send a copy of the completed agreement to the government within 7 days after it is completed.

  • Section 9

If under this Act a person must provide accommodation for a worker, the person must provide the accommodation without cost to the worker.

  • Section 14

Every occupier of premises where shearing is carried out and in connection with which it is proposed to employ workers not regularly and continuously employed on such premises shall, not less than 7 days before the day on which it is proposed to start shearing, give to an inspector at the department’s nearest office written notice of the proposed starting date.

  • Section 19

An occupier of premises, other than the owner thereof, who in order to comply with the provisions of this Act, erects upon those premises a building for the accommodation of workers shall be entitled to a charge upon those premises in such sum as at the termination of his or her occupancy represents the value of the building.

  • Section 20
Reason for law

To provide for the accommodation of workers employed in pastoral work. (Long title of Act)

Relevant links

Pastoral Workers’ Accommodation Act [Business and Industry Portal]

Critique

N/A

Advertising

APL-advertising-200

× Note: Advertising on this webpage does not indicate that the entity advertising has any specialist expertise or accreditation. If specialist expertise or accreditation is promoted by the advertiser, they will have provided such information in their logo with no involvement from Access Point Law. It is expressly made clear that Access Point Law does not guarantee any level of expertise or accreditation of any advertiser and does not guarantee the accuracy of advertising information. You are encouraged to make your own enquires.

The author expressly disclaims all liability for loss or damage arising from your use or reliance on advertising information published at any time on this website.

Disclaimer: The information published on this webpage has been provided free for the benefit of the public and does not act as advice to any individual or other entity. If you require advice relating to your situation, go visit your professional adviser. The author and any third party advertising on this webpage expressly disclaim all liability for loss or damage arising from your use or reliance on the information published at any time on this webpage.

PLEASE NOTE: The information published on this webpage may be out-of-date. Please compare the currency date of the Act/Regulation against that published on the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel website. If you require access to Commonwealth statute law, please visit the ComLaw website. If you require access to the local council laws (by-laws), please visit the Local laws database.

Featured image from Flickr Commons – https://www.flickr.com/photos/osucommons/5688033622/

APL-SS BULLETINGLOBAL LAW PROGRAM LOGO

Access Point Law | ABN 85 103 203 656
Copyright 2015 Andrew Bird