The Transparency Register contains information about political parties, candidates, Senate groups, political campaigners, associated entities, third parties and donors registered with or recognised by the AEC.
The AEC is required to publish on the Transparency Register specific details relevant to each entity. In summary, the Transparency Register includes annual returns, election returns and election funding claims as shown in this chart.
|Election funding claims
The AEC is required to publish annual returns on the Transparency Register before the end of the first business day in February each year after the return is provided. Each of the registers below provides links to the most recent annual return. The annual return register for political parties also includes links to the Register of Political Parties.
The Transparency Register, introduced in November 2018, requires the publication of all subsequent federal election and by-election returns by candidates, Senate groups and donors on to the Transparency Register within 24 weeks after polling day. Historic election returns can be viewed on the Election returns website. The candidates listed below participated in a recent federal election or by-election (The election returns publication date is included.)
The AEC’s determinations of election funding claims from political parties, candidates and Senate groups in the 2019 federal election will be made available for public inspection on the Transparency Register as soon as reasonably practicable after making the determination. The 2019 federal election is the first to have this method of accountability – see the election funding page for further details. No historic election funding claim determinations exist.
Associated entities and political campaigners must be registered with the AEC within 90 days of becoming required to register and must maintain up to date records.
For further information, go to the Who needs to register? page of the AEC website.
Details for the Transparency Registers will be sourced automatically for all entities registered and recognised. Further details may be sourced from the Register of Political Parties and any current candidates in an election if applicable.
Entities are required to make any changes to the register via the Change to Transparency Register form within 90 days of the change occurring. Details listed on the Transparency Register are otherwise accepted as correct until proven otherwise.
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