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How to lodge a royalty return

The easiest way to lodge a return is through the Office of State Revenue's online lodgement system, OSRconnect.

OSRconnect is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and includes online help and calculators to help you complete your return.

You will first need to:

Online lodging process

Follow these steps to lodge your quarterly or annual return or monthly instalment:

  1. Log in to OSRconnect.
  2. Go to the Lodgement Obligations tab to see your return and monthly instalment (if applicable) obligations for each of your operations.
  3. Select the period and operation for which you wish to lodge, and click the Create button to start the process.
  4. Complete the fields in each tab. Each tab includes online help - click the question mark icons to view the text.

If the return or instalment calculates a total payable amount, the transaction will be listed in the Payment Obligations tab (there can be a delay of up to 4 hours after lodging the return), including the liability amount.

Each lodged return or instalment has a unique transaction number, which is also the payment reference code for the transaction.

If the return calculates a credit amount (shown in brackets), there is no liability owing. These returns will not be listed in Payment Obligations.

If you cannot lodge a quarterly or annual return online, complete one of the following forms and lodge it by the due date:

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Office of State Revenue

  • Call 1300 300 734 (Australia) or
    +61 7 3179 2500 (overseas)
  • Send an email using our online enquiry form.