Updated: 2 July 2015
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 Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union – National Executive
Police Federation of Australia
Australian Federal Police Association Branch
Health Services Union
Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing and Allied Services Union of Australia
Electrical, Energy and Services Division
Electrical, Energy & Services Division – NSW Divisional Branch
Electrical, Energy & Services Division – Queensland and NT Divisional Branch
Plumbing Division: Victorian Divisional Branch and Geelong Sub-Branch
United Firefighters' Union of Australia
South Australian Branch
Australian Rail Tram and Bus Union
For information on different aspects of the conduct of industrial elections please refer to the following resource material.