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Additional Obligations when Making Redundancies

January 11, 2018

By Sid Sidhu, Workplace Relations Advisor, and Emma Treherne, Principal Workplace Relations Advisor, NRA Legal

Are you aware of your obligations when making 15 or more staff redundant?

Employers looking to dismiss 15 or more employees by way of redundancy are required to carry out additional obligations under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

Prior to the proposed dismissals employers must also:

  • notify Centrelink in the prescribed form;
  • notify relevant registered employee associations; and
  • consult with relevant registered employee associations.

The NRA has compiled a new fact sheet for its members outlining these obligations in more detail. To assist our members, the fact sheet also includes a sample notification form which is compliant with the obligation to notify Centrelink of the proposed dismissals.

NRA members can access the fact sheet from our Member Resource Portal here. 

Employers have a complex set of legal obligations when carrying out redundancies. For this reason, we strongly recommend employers seek legal advice from NRA Legal before carrying out this process.

To find out more information on how the NRA can assist you, call us today on 1800 RETAIL (738 245).


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