(FWO)
Employment
The Fair Work Ombudsman and Registered Organisations Entity was established on 1 May 2017 upon the commencement of the Registered Organisations Commission. Under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 the Fair Work Ombudsman and Registered Organisations Commission Entity (FWOROCE) is considered to be a listed entity comprising of following combination of independent bodies: • The Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman, established on 1 July 2009, and • The Registered Organisations Commission, established on 1 May 2017. The Fair Work Ombudsman is an independent statutory office. Our jurisdiction is set out in the Fair Work Act and our services are free to all workers and employers in Australia. Our main role is to: - promote harmonious, productive and cooperative workplace relations - ensure compliance with Australian workplace laws - monitor certain 457 subclass visa arrangements. The Registered Organisations Commission is responsible for improving the governance and financial accountability of unions and employer associations by ensuring compliance with the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 through education, monitoring, and, where appropriate, enforcement. www.roc.gov.au Registered Organisations Commission: 1300 341 665
Appropriations 120967000
Departmental expenses 127779000
Average staffing level 730
Level 9, 414 La Trobe St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification

    GGS

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Fair Work Act 2009

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality

    Small

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Other Economic Affairs

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2009

  • Postal Address

    Fair Work Ombudsman, GPO Box 9887, In your capital city

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Member Ms. Natalie James 11 July 2013 10 July 2018

Enquiry Lines

Title Phone Number Hours of Operation Description
Fair Work Infoline 131 394 8.00am - 5.30pm local time, Monday to Friday We're here to give advice and help you understand your workplace rights and responsibilities. If you have a question or problem relating to your workplace call the Fair Work Infoline.
Registered Organisations Commission 1300 341 665 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday We’re here to educate and support registered organisations in Australia ensure they comply with legislative requirements.
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