Australian Electoral Commission

Industrial Elections

Updated: 23 November 2016
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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.

Australian Education Union

Victorian Branch – Ordinary Members of Sector Councils

Australian Hotels Association

Victoria Branch

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

Candidate Statements

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.

Model rules Guide