An association is a society or body formed to represent, protect or further the workplace-related interests of employers or employees. The Fair Work Act 1994 (SA) provides for SAET to register associations and their rules.

A ‘registered association’ is a union or an association of employers registered under the Act.

How do I register an association or amend the rules?

To register an association with SAET you should lodge an application and provide a copy of the association’s rules.

You can also lodge an application with SAET to change the name of the association, amend or rescind the rules.

What can I expect?

Once SAET receives an application for registration, it will advertise in a newspaper that an application has been made. The advertisement indicates to any registered association that SAET has an interest in the matter, and provides a contact for any objections.

SAET will register an association if it is satisfied that the rules of the association conform to Fair Work Act (SA) 1994 requirements.


Please obtain the relevant form(s) via the SAET Forms page. 

Is there a cost?


Where can I find more information?

SAET keeps a list of registered associations and their rules.