Building and Construction Industry Long Service Payments Act 1986 No 19
18 Date of registration
(1) The date on which a person becomes a registered worker is:
(a) if the person applied to be registered as a worker—the date
on which application for the person’s registration was lodged with the
(b) if the Corporation registered the person on its own
initiative—the date of that registration.
(2) Despite subsection (1), the Corporation may, on its own initiative
or at the request of a person who is registered as a worker, fix, in respect
of any person or class of persons, a date of registration that is earlier than
the date referred to in that subsection.
(3) However, if a person who is registered as a worker has requested
an earlier date in accordance with subsection (2), the Corporation must not
fix a date that is earlier than 2 years before the request was made, unless
the Corporation is satisfied that special circumstances warrant its doing
(4) On the fixing of a date in accordance with subsection (2):
(a) the person or class of persons for whom the date is fixed are
taken for all purposes to have been registered on and from that date,
(b) service credits to which the person or those persons are entitled
under this Act may be credited to the person or those persons in respect of
any subsequent dates.