About the Wage Inspectorate

We promote and enforce Victorian law covering wage theft, child employment, long service leave and contractors in transport and forestry.

Wage Inspectorate Victoria promotes and enforces Victoria’s:

  • wage theft laws
  • child employment laws
  • long service leave entitlements
  • owner driver, forestry contractor, hirer and freight broker obligations.

What we do

  • Give practical advice, information and support to employees and employers.
  • Conduct targeted information campaigns.
  • Investigate complaints.
  • Carry out a range of enforcement functions to ensure the laws are being followed.
  • Work with other government agencies to ensure fair employment conditions. This includes the Victorian Labour Hire Authority, which operates a licensing system for labour hire businesses operating in Victoria.

Our Commissioner

Robert Hortle was appointed Commissioner of Wage Inspectorate Victoria for a 5-year term on 17 June 2021.

Under the Wage Theft Act 2020, Robert is responsible for exercising the duties, functions and powers of the Wage Inspectorate under the legislation it enforces.

Freedom of information

Under the Victorian Freedom of Information Act 1982, you have a right to request access to documents held by Victorian public sector agencies, including Wage Inspectorate Victoria.

Make a freedom of information request

In accordance with Part II of the Act, we provide an information statement about:

  • the Wage Inspectorate and its functions
  • the categories of documents we hold
  • our freedom of information arrangements
  • our publications
  • our rules, policies and procedures
  • report literature.

Read our information statement

Ministerial expectations

Reviewed 13 July 2021

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