Industrial Elections

Updated: 18 July 2019
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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.

Automotive, Food, metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Union (AMWU)

Insufficient Nominations Election - E2019/76

Queensland and Northern Territory Branch

New South Wales Branch

Victorian Branch

Western Australia Branch

National Union Of Workers

United Voice

National Tertiary Education industry Union (NTEIU)

Casual Vacancies – E2019/22

The Civil Air Operations Officers' Association of Australia

Scheduled Election E2019/10

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance

Scheduled Elections E2018/213

Federal Officers, Federal Council, National Stunt Committee, NSW Branch and ACT Branch
Victoria and Tasmanian Branch
Queensland Branch
South Australia Branch
Western Australia Branch

Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing and Allied Services Union of Australia

Scheduled Election E2018/260

Victorian Divisional Branch of the Plumbing Division

NECA, The National Electrical Contractors Association

Schedule Election National Executive Stage 3

Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation

Recall Election Stage 2

Federal Council Doctor in Training Delegate

New South Wales branch

Queensland branch

South Australian branch

Tasmanian branch

Victorian branch

NSW Farmers' (Industrial) Association

Scheduled Election E2018/77

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

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
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