Annual Return Obligation – Department of Labour & Employment


AJC wishes to inform its clients that the Department of Labour & Employment Services has issued a Notice of ANNUAL RETURNS to all employers.

  • The Notice requests employers to submit an annual return for the year 2023 before the 31st of March 2024. 
  • Returns must be lodged before the 31st of March 2024 to avoid any possible penalty.

The Return must include the following information (copied from the notice and the legislation).

  1. the date of opening of your undertaking;
  2. the business of the undertaking; and
  3. the numbers of workers employed in the various trade categories of the undertaking at such date as shall be specified in the notice.

You can submit your annual returns before this deadline to the following address:

Department of Labour and Employment Services
Private Mail Bag 9022
Port Vila

Or to the following email address: stavoa@vanuatu.gov.vu, mtokataam@vanuatu.gov.vu, mnamaka@vanuatu.gov.vu

AJC can assist you in preparing and filing the requested return. 

Please complete the questionnaire below to assist you preparing this annual return and thus comply with this obligation.

Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need assistance.

Annual Return Form – Labour (2024)

  • This questionnaire can be completed and returned to AJC if you would like us to lodge the ANNUAL return on your behalf with the Department of Labour.

    Following receipt of the questionnaire, we may have to contact you before lodging the Annual return to clarify some answers.

  • Information on your business

  • Name of EmployeeTrade Categories*Position / OccupationWork status (permanent / part-time / casual / etc.)Male / Female 
  • Name of EmployeeTrade Categories*Position / OccupationWork status (permanent / part-time / casual / etc.)Male / Female 
  • *Trade Categories – as this term is not defined, we suggest using the following categories to classify your employees. Should you have other classifications, you can list other categories in the table.

    • Professionals
    • Technicians
    • Office and Clerical workers
    • Sales workers
    • Operations or Factory type workers
  • You will receive a PDF copy of this form by email

    Please Lodge this form to Department of Labour & Employment Services Private Mail Bag 9022 Port Vila