To assist in the obtaining of permission to employ Children, and the terms and conditions associated on each occasion with regard to their participation in, Film and Television Production, Online Video, Entertainment, Photography and all other areas. The office of Children’s Guardian has issued the following announcement.
|New online application for employers of children
The Office of the Children’s Guardian is making it easier for employers of children to apply for an authority. You can now apply for this authority online.
Employers are required by law to get an authority before employing children under 15. This includes roles for film, television, online video, live performance, modelling and still photography in NSW.
Authorised employers have access to:
Information to keep children safe
Advice on working conditions under which children are employed
Up to date information regarding children’s employment law and advice on best practice to keep kids safe
The Office of the Children’s Guardian investigates allegations of unauthorised employment in the industry. Employers have been issued with fines of $5,500 per child where it has been found that unauthorised employment has taken place.
The online authority application process
Applications will continue to be free for students and exempt employers.
Franky Templeton, Producer at Zspace, recently used the online system to apply for an authority and said: “it’s extremely easy to use and very user friendly. It would be extremely useful if I could apply for all my kids’ authority renewals this way.”
The online system will cater for an increasing volume of applications, as employers are opting for the one week authority, which costs only $200 for entertainment and exhibition or $100 for a still photography only authority.
Tips before you apply online
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