All registered lobbyists must lodge an annual return by 30 January each year, outlining lobbying activities for the previous year.

Lodging an annual return

To create and submit your annual return log in to the SA Lobbyist Register online portal.

The first step in the process is to check that your profile information is up-to-date and all employees and clients engaged throughout the entire previous year are listed, as your annual return will be generated using these details.

If updates are required, you must edit the existing details and submit the changes - see Updating lobbyist information. You will not be able to generate an accurate annual return until your profile changes have been confirmed by email.

If all of your profile details are up-to-date, simply scroll to the bottom of the page to the Annual Returns section, select the year and ‘Add Annual Return’.

The company/lobbyist details will self-generate from your profile. Scroll down to the Clients section to insert Public Official Met and Subject Discussed for each client.

Once complete submit the details. If your annual return is lodged successfully you will see a pop-up message on the page.

You will receive email confirmation when your annual return is published on the SA Lobbyist Register portal.

If you are unable to change information in any of the fields or require assistance, please contact us.

Searching for annual returns

You can search for annual returns (from 2018 onwards) on the SA Lobbyist Register online portal by navigating to the ‘Annual Return’ section and following the instructions.

To request a return for an earlier period contact us.