Industrial Elections

Updated: 15 February 2018
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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 Registered Organisations Commission. 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 Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Western Australia Branch- Branch Office Bearers

Insufficient Nominations Election E2017/234 – Stage 2

Australian Hotels Association

Western Australia Branch Scheduled Election E2017/252

The Motel Inn, Motel and Accommodation Association

Australian Education Union

Western Australian Branch Scheduled Election E2017/169

Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers

West Australia Branch Scheduled Election E2017/235

Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales (LGNSW)


Amalgamation ballot – CFMEU, MUA and TCFUA

Australian Trainers’ Association

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