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Pastoral Workers' Accommodation Act

The Pastoral Workers' Accommodation Act 1980 ensures a minimum standard of accommodation for workers engaged in pastoral work is provided and maintained.

Pastoral work includes work in connection with any of the following:

  • the management, rearing or grazing of horses, cattle or sheep on premises other than dairy farms
  • the shearing or crutching of sheep
  • the scouring, sorting or pressing of wool
  • work declared under a regulation to be pastoral work.