Australian Electoral Commission

Industrial Elections

Updated: 18 February 2015
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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.

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA)

MEAA branch/section nomination forms

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

Australian Rail Tram and Bus Union

National – Western Australian delegate

West Australian Branch

West Australian PTA Branch

New South Wales Branch

Victorian Branch

Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU)

Candidate Statements



For information on different aspects of the conduct of industrial elections please refer to the following resource material.

Model rules Guide