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.
Notices for industrial elections are usually displayed on the relevant organisation's website.
The AEC uses an electoral event portal to enable organisations 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.