Updated: 23 November 2016
Under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (the Act), the AEC must conduct all elections for office in registered organisations unless an exemption has been granted by the Fair Work Australia. This includes all elections and amalgamation ballots for trade unions and employer organisations that are registered under the Act. These elections are usually conducted by means of postal voting, and a wide variety of electoral systems are used.
Industrial elections currently being conducted by the AEC
Notices for industrial elections are usually displayed on the relevant organisation's website.
Australian Education Union
Victorian Branch – Ordinary Members of Sector Councils
Australian Hotels Association
The Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers
Western Australian Branch
Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union – National Executive
Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union
Australian Trainers' Association
Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU)
Construction and General Division
Forestry, Furnishing, Building Products and Manufacturing Division
CPSU, The Community and Public Sector Union
Western Australian Prison Officers' Union Branch of the SPSF Group
Union of Christmas Island Workers
Industrial elections portal
The AEC is introducing a portal for organisations to enable you to electronically submit data and documents relating to any industrial election being conducted by the AEC.
For information on different aspects of the conduct of industrial elections please refer to the following resource material.