Updated: 06 March 2019
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.
"Automotive, Food, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Union" known as the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU)
Scheduled Election E2018/210
New South Wales Branch
South Australia Branch
Western Australia Branch
NECA, The National Electrical Contractors Association
Schedule Election National Executive Stage 3
Australian Education Union - AEU Tasmania Branch
Election – Casual Vacancies – E2018/91
Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation
Recall Election Stage 2
Federal Council Doctor in Training Delegate
New South Wales branch
South Australian branch
NSW Farmers' (Industrial) Association
Scheduled Election E2018/77
Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association
Victorian Branch– E2018/98
Police Federation of Australia
Western Australia Police Branch – E2018/111
Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union
Taxation Officers' Branch - Scheduled Election - E2018/250
Victorian and Tasmanian Authorities and Services Branch - Scheduled Election - E2018/261
Victorian Private Sector Branch - Scheduled Election - E2018/262
NSW and ACT (Services ) Branch – E2018/253
New South Wales Local Government Clerical, Administrative, Energy, Airlines & Utilities Branch – E2018/263
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.