Information workshops

Online panel: Tuesday 19 October 

Transparency – what can your members see at the ROC?

We are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for our next online panel discussion, which will be held on Tuesday 19 October at 11 am. 

We'll explore what compliance lodgements reveal about your organisation and the governance strategies that can help you achieve voluntary compliance. 

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Compliance documents lodged with the ROC are published online for the public to access, including members of registered organisations. They are some of the most popular downloaded documents on our website.  

The topic areas of focus will include:

  • what financial reports reveal about the performance of organisations;   
  • how organisations and branches can prepare cohesive and compliant ORP disclosure statements; and 
  • the information revealed in the annual return, and related notification obligations.

This discussion is essential for officers, governance officers, and administrators involved in preparing documents to lodge with the ROC. It will also help members of federally registered organisations. 
Bring along your strategies for supporting transparency and record-keeping. Feedback from past events have revealed that attendees have benefited from hearing about how other organisations achieve proactive compliance. 

If you have a question you would like us to answer during the discussion, please let us know when you register. Your questions will shape the content we deliver during the session so please – if it is important to you, it is important to us – ask us anything! 

Links to previous workshops


Online Workshops

These are a great tool to assist your organisation with its ongoing compliance. Each workshop contains an audio recording (approx. 1 hour) with detailed questions, answers, hypotheticals and examples to help you understand the topic of the workshop. There are also links to relevant documents that are mentioned in the audio. The workshops can be accessed at any time and are aimed to assist officers, administrators and members of registered organisations.  

Online masterclasses: May
Online workshop series: March
Online discussion about your annual return: January

Officer financial training panel discussion: November
Elections discussion: September
Officer and related party (ORP) disclosure statement discussion: July
Q&A with the ROC: May


Information Workshops

These are records of in person events that the ROC has held to assist organisations with their compliance. The workshop will have details of the speakers and links to the handouts. These events are not recorded and are a point in time reference. 

Hobart: November
Canberra: September
Adelaide: July
Melbourne: May 
Sydney: March 

Brisbane: November 
Perth: September 


Information Workshop Questions and Answers

Many questions have been asked at the information sessions and workshops about specific circumstances, particularly in relation to corrupting benefits and disclosure obligations for bargaining representatives. The ROC cannot provide legal advice about how the law applies to individual specific circumstances, however our tools and resources on a range of topics might assist organisations and their branches to identify issues they need to think about.  

View our questions and answers page