An associated entity under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (s287) means an entity:
Examples of associated entities include '500 clubs', 'think tanks', registered clubs, service companies, trade unions and corporate party members.
Associated Entities are required to lodge an Associated Entity Disclosure Return by 20 October each year.
The Financial Disclosure Guide for Associated Entities is designed to assist associated entities to understand their financial disclosure obligations under the provisions of Part XX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (the Act).
This guide provides information derived from the Act as well as from the experiences of the AEC in the administration of the Commonwealth funding and disclosure scheme.