Australian Electoral Commission

Information for candidates and political parties

Updated: 9 June 2016

Nominations for the 2016 federal election have now closed.

Declaration of nominations will occur on Friday 10 June 2016, at 12pm local time in each state/territory. Call AEC on 13 23 26 for further information.

The information and products available below are relevant to candidates and political parties.

Nomination forms

Scrutineer and candidates information

Expected election day polling places

Electoral Backgrounders

Electoral Backgrounders are provided to aide understanding of aspects of electoral legislation that give rise to most of the questions received by the AEC during an election period.

Electoral backgrounders are provided in html only but can be printed directly from the website in a printer friendly format.

Postal vote guidelines

Ballot paper logos

Party Registration Guide

Funding and Disclosure Guides