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Information for performer representatives

While performer representatives are not required to obtain an Authority if they act solely as a performer representative, when arranging work for a child you still need to make sure the work does not:

  • amount to more than one shift per day
  • exceed five consecutive days. Authorised employers have further restrictions about hours of work for children.
  • commence less than 12 hours after the child will finish work from the same or another employer
  • exceed 50 hours per week when combined with the child’s schooling hours for that week.

Responsibilities under the Regulation

As a performer representative, under the Code of Practice you are required to:

  • record the employer’s Authority number when placing a child in employment. These records need to be kept for six years. Read more about record keeping.
  • make sure that the child is employed only by an authorised employer. Penalties of up to $11,000 may apply to any person who knowingly causes a child to be employed by an unauthorised employer. You can find out whether an employer is authorised to employ children by checking the register of authorised employers.
  • give a copy of the information for parents information for parents  (PDF 70KB) which explains the Code of Practice to parents of child performers. This is a requirement of the Entertainment Industry Act 2013.

Find out more about what employers need to do when employing children
 

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