Australian Electoral Commission

Industrial Elections

Updated: 9 December 2014
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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.

The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia

Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union National Executive Committee

Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association – New South Wales Branch

United Voice – NSW Branch

Health Services Union of Australia – Victoria No. 1 Branch

Australian Education Union – ACT Branch

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) – PSU Group

Australian Institute of Marine & Power Engineers Western Australian Branch

Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association

Candidate Statements



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

Model rules Guide