About recognition of State-registered industrial associations
To represent their members in the national industrial system, State-registered employer associations and unions may be able to seek federal recognition under Schedule 2 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (RO Act) as a 'recognised State-registered association' (RSRA).
Pre 1 January 2017 transitionally registered associations
Prior to 1 January 2017 certain State-registered associations were able to become transitionally recognised under Schedule 1 of the RO Act. This option is no longer available and transitional recognition for most associations has ceased.