MaintenanceIn the lead-up to the 2019 state election, the department’s website and other channels will operate in line with the caretaker conventions. This means there will be limited updates from 1 March 2019 until the election is finalised.

NSW caretaker period has commenced.

The caretaker period for the NSW Election commenced on 1 March 2019. Accordingly, no ministerial press releases or related information issued by the Government from 1 March 2019 will be available on this website.

For copies of recently issued ministerial press releases or information on the election policies of any political party, go to the website of the relevant political party.

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Register of authorised employers

The Office of the Children's Guardian regulates the employment of children under 15 years of age in the entertainment and exhibition, still photography, door-to-door sales industries and children under 16 years of age in the modelling industry.

Employers of children in these industries must have a valid Authority to employ such children in NSW and comply with the Code of practice, at Schedule 1 of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) (Child Employment) Regulation 2015.

Types of authorities:

  • entertainment and exhibition
  • still photography only
  • door-to-door sales only
  • student.

An Authority for entertainment and exhibition authorises an employer to employ children for film, television, theatre, still photography, catwalk modelling and other live performances.

Authorities are valid for either 1 week, 3 months, 6 months or 12 months. Read more about authorities.

Register of authorised employers (PDF 224.8KB)

The register is updated each Monday.

If you are unsure whether an employer is authorised to employ children in the relevant industries please contact us.

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