The Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 requires organisations of employers and employees to provide certain information to the Fair Work Commission. Lodgment must take place annually, in the first three months of the calendar year, and also arises whenever circumstances change.
If any of the following records change, then the Fair Work Commission must be notified of the change:
Details of any changes must be notified within 35 days of the change.
The notification must be lodged by the Secretary or another officer authorised by the rules of the organisation. The notification must include a declaration signed by the officer that the information is a correct statement of the changes made.
Unlike the annual return there is no requirement that the notification is lodged by the national office. This means that if an organisation is divided into branches or divisions, the notification of change may be made by the national officer or the relevant branch or division officer.