You must be listed on the Register of Lobbyists to be able to contact a government representative for the purpose of lobbying. The Register provides information to the government and the public about who is lobbying the government and who lobbyists represent.
A lobbyist is a person or organisation who represents the interests of a third party to government. There are some exceptions to this rule, including:
- people promoting the work of their employer to the government
- organisations representing the interests of their members
- trade unions
- charitable and religious organisations
- professionals where contacting government is incidental to, but necessary for their work.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.