Updated: 1 March 2018
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.
National Tertiary Education Industry Union
Scheduled Election E2017/229
Australian Workers’ Union, The
Casual Vacancy Election E2018/93
Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association Queensland Branch
Scheduled Election E2018/16
National Union of Workers
National, New South Wales Branch, Victorian Branch and General Branch Elections E2018/25
CPSU, the Community and Public Sector Union CPSU-SPSF Western Australian Prison Officers' Union Branch
Scheduled and Vacancy Election E2018/38 – Stage 1
Australian Education Union Western Australian Branch
Recall Election E2017/169
Finance Sector Union of Australia
Scheduled Election E2017/276 – Stage 1
The Motel Inn, Motel and Accommodation Association
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.