Before you employ a child, you will need to let us know at least seven days before the employment starts, how the child will be employed. Your production information provides us with details of any risks the children in your production may encounter, and the strategies you will put in place to mitigate these risks.
How to notify us:
- Complete a risk identification form at least seven days before the employment starts. Attach or email supporting documentation such as scripts, storyboards and risk assessments.
- When you have confirmed children cast, submit a pre-employment notification form (XLSX48.1KB
Email your pre-employment notification form and any supporting information to email@example.com.
The employment notification checklist (PDF 224.1KB) contains a full list of the requirements for employers.
What happens if I don't provide 7 days' notice?
If you don't provide us with 7 days' notice you will have breached the law. We will determine the most appropriate enforcement action which could include:
- issuing on the spot fines of $550 per child or
- prosecuting you through the courts which could result in fines of up to $11,000 per child.
If you are applying for your Authority at the same time as providing your production information, and you haven't given us 7 days' notice, the law requires that we not issue your Authority. Any subsequent employment will attract a $5,500 fine per child for unauthorised employment.
You may need to make changes to your production plans and/or schedule so that it complies with the Code of Practice.
If your child employment plans change significantly, you will need to let us know.