Information workshops

Register now - Online discussion about your annual return

The Registered Organisations Commission invites you to our discussion about the annual return of information. Our next live panel will be held online and we encourage you to submit your questions!

Date: Friday 29 January 2021

Time: 11:00 am

How: Click here external-icon.png to register

Your organisation’s annual return is due to the ROC by 31 March 2021. If you are responsible for preparing or signing the annual return on behalf of your organisation this is an opportunity to ask questions to help you comply with the legislative requirements.

If you have a question you would like us to answer during the discussion, please send an email to Your questions will shape the content we deliver during the session so please – ask us anything!

If you want to ask your question anonymously, please click here.

The expert panel will answer submitted questions and provide guidance about:

  • the information that must be included in the annual return
  • best practice record keeping to help you prepare your annual return
  • the common areas of non-compliance and how to avoid them

Everybody is welcome to join us for this live event.

100% of people who have completed a follow up survey from our online panels have said they would attend another online event hosted by the ROC. 

"I like the format you are using for the online events and I always find them helpful and reassuring” (Feedback from the officer financial training panel, November 2020)

We look forward to answering your questions and delivering another practical education event to assist your compliance.

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.  

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