We oversee registered organisation compliance with the relevant legislation, guidelines and standards, and rules.
Registered organisations must comply with the requirements set out in the:
The legislation requires that registered organisations also comply with:
- the Financial Reporting Guidelines issued under section 255 of the Registered Organisations Act
- any relevant Australian Accounting Standards or Auditing Standards
- their own rules.
Rules for unions and employer associations
Understand the mandatory and optional rules for registered organisations
Change the rules of a union or employer association
You need to apply to change the rules of your registered organisation
Lodge an annual return in a registered organisation
Learn how to lodge an annual return and how we assess them.
Learn about elections for organisations and their branches.
Notify us of changes in your organisation
Changes you must notify us about and the process to do so.
Understand financial reporting and audit requirements.
How an auditor can be registered and auditor responsibilities and rights.
Mandatory financial training packages for officers.
Payments and material personal interests that must be disclosed.
Statutory officer duties
Statutory duties of officers and the consequences for breaching them.
Corrupting benefits and disclosure rules
Legislation of corrupting benefits and disclosure requirements.
Loans, grants and donations statement
What's required to be included in a loans, grants and donations statement.
Tools and templates
Tools and templates designed to help compliance.
Lodge documents with us
Find out how to lodge registered organisation documents with the Commission.