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How to apply for registration

Before you apply for registration

Before you apply to be a registered lobbyist in Queensland, you should first read factsheet who should be registered, Chapter 4 (Lobbying activity) of the Integrity Act 2009. You should also read the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct as it sets out behavioural expectations, as well as particular requirements and actions required when a registered lobbyist is lobbying.

If you decide to apply as a registered lobbyist, before you start your application for registration you will need to:

  • Ask each employee, officer or contractor who you are seeking to register as a lobbyist to complete our statutory declaration form – there are certain information requirements for each person wishing to be registered as a lobbyist under the Integrity Act 2009 so we provide pre-filled declarations for each state and territory, on the lobbying forms page.

Whichever statutory declaration form is used, the person completing it must complete all fields and ensure it is witnessed by a person who is qualified to be a witness under the applicable state or territory legislation (for e.g. for a Qld statutory declaration, the Oaths Act 1867 (Qld) lists a justice of the peace, commissioner for declarations or public notary as person’s who can witness).

An incomplete statutory declaration or one which has been witnessed by a person who is not qualified as a witness cannot be accepted.

The links below provide more information about who can witness a statutory declaration outside Queensland. This information is a guide only and may change:

For more information about the statutory declaration required see section 50(3) of the Integrity Act 2009.

We have a User Guide for the Queensland Lobbying Register which includes information about the registration application process. It is formatted to be printed out and used in hard copy form.  Please note the User Guide is currently being updated as a result of recent changes to the Integrity Act 2009.

Complete the online application

To apply for registration, complete a New Application.

Remember that in addition to completing the fields in the online form, you will also need to have signed statutory declaration for each employee, officer or contractor who you are wanting to register as a lobbyist.

The contact officer that you list in the application form is the key contact person and is generally the person who will administer your account once your business has been registered. It is the contact officer’s email account that will be used to send verification code to create your Lobbying Register account once your registration has been approved (noting post-registration you will be able to add other contact officers).

Creating your lobbying account after you have been registered

Once your application for registration has been approved, your contact officer will receive an email confirmation containing a link to set up your online lobbying account access.

Click the link in the email to sign up with your unique invitation code (included in the email) and click the ‘Register’ button.

Select the ‘sign up now’ button at the bottom of the pop up box and enter your contact officer email address and click the ‘send verification code’ button.

The contact officer email will become your username and you’ll be asked to create a password to add the company's profile and administer the details on the register.

Your password must be between 8 and 64 characters and contain at least 3 of the following - a lowercase letter, an uppercase letter, a digit and a symbol.

After your business has been registered and your lobbying account is set up, you will be able to add multiple contact officers.

What if I can’t use the online application form

If you can’t apply online, you can complete a paper copy of the application form here. Signed hard copies of the completed application form and the statutory declarations can be posted in, or be scanned and emailed in. Handwritten forms must be legible.

What if I forget my account password or username?

Your username will be the email address you used when you first registered. Once you’ve created a password, save it in a safe place (e.g. using a software password manager).

If you forget your password, go to the Sign in page, enter your username and select ‘Forgot your password?’ A verification code will be sent to the email address which was entered as your username, and a prompt will appear asking you to enter the code. Once this is done, you’ll be able to change your password.

If you have any problems, contact us on 07 3003 2888 or email us at [email protected]

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Last updated
28 May, 2024

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