If you are a relevant employer, you will need to determine if you are reporting as an individual entity or as part of a corporate structure.
- Standalone entity – If you are a relevant employer and do not have a parent entity or an Australian based subsidiary you are required to submit one report using an AUSkey linked to the ABN of the organisation.
- Entity part of a corporate structure – Organisations that are part of a corporate structure can submit a combined report if they belong to the same ANZSIC division (e.g. Mining, Education) and where the roles and responsibilities of managers are similar. Organisations with less than 80 employees can be included in any other report from your group or submit their own report.
Relevant employers will need a standard AUSkey to report online and lodge their data through the WGEA portal.
This is a secure login that identifies you when you use participating government online services on behalf of a business – it is linked to an ABN and an email address and is generally approved by an AUSkey administrator in your organisation.
Find an AUSkey administrator
Administrators can issue a standard AUSkey linked to their organisation and are usually held by the Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary or the person who communicates with the ATO and Centrelink. If you do not have a standard AUSkey you will need to check whether there is an administrator AUSkey holder for your organisation.
If your organisation doesn’t have an administrator, someone who is registered as an office bearer or associate of the business with the Australian Business Register (ABR) will need to contact AUSkey - 1300 287 539 - to obtain one.
Apply for a standard AUSkey
Report contacts can apply directly online for a standard AUSkey through the website.
Administrator AUSkey holders can also apply for a standard AUSkey on behalf of report contacts through their website by logging into AUSkey Manager and completing a registration which requires the report contact’s full legal name and email address.