Initial funding payments made for the 2022 federal election

Updated: 20 June 2022

The AEC has made initial election funding payments totalling $713,952 to eligible political parties and candidates for the 2022 federal election.

Initial payments

Parties and candidates who received the required four per cent of the formal first preference vote at the 2022 federal election have received an initial payment of $10,656. This initial payment amount is provided pursuant to the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and is an indexed figure.

The initial payment was not dependent on a demonstration of electoral expenditure – it is an automatic payment. It was required to be made as soon as practicable after the 20th day following election day.

Further payments

Further election funding payments are subject to submission of a claim by the candidate or political party showing demonstrated electoral expenditure. The total amount payable is capped at the amount of actual electoral expenditure incurred by the political party, candidate or Senate group.  All claims are closely examined by the AEC before final payments are made, and many will be subject to a formal compliance review.

Election funding claims for further payments can be submitted to the AEC during the period from 10 June 2022 to 20 November 2022. The AEC will assess these claims and determinations will be published on the Transparency Register.

Initial election funding payments of $10,656

Political parties

Australian Greens (Federal)

National Party of Australia - (WA) Inc

Australian Labor Party (Federal)

Pauline Hanson's One Nation

Centre Alliance

Queensland Greens

Country Liberals (Northern Territory)

Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party

David Pocock

Socialist Alliance

Indigenous - Aboriginal Party of Australia

The Australian Greens - Victoria

Jacqui Lambie Network

The Greens (WA) Inc

Katter's Australian Party (KAP)

The Greens NSW

Legalise Cannabis Australia

The Local Party of Australia

Liberal Democratic Party

United Australia Party

Liberal Party of Australia

Victorian Socialists

National Party of Australia - NSW

The Great Australian Party

National Party of Australia - Victoria

Kim for Canberra

Independent Candidates

Tim Bohm

Suzie Holt

Jamie Christie

Nina Digiglio

Alex Dyson

Hanabeth Luke

Helen Haines

Claire Ferres Miles

Zali Steggall

Sarah Russell

Andrew Wilkie

Despi O'Connor

Stuart Bonds

Nicolette Boele

James Laurie

Jack Dempsey

Penny Ackery

Jarrod James Bingham

Zoe Daniel

Rob Priestly

Dai Le

Craig Anthony Garland

Duncan Scott

Caz Heise

Kylea Jane Tink

Liz Habermann

Kate Hook

Allegra Spender

Matt Sharpham

Georgia Steele

Kelli Jacobi

Sophie Baldwin

Kate Chaney

Jo Dyer

Sophie Scamps

Deb Leonard

Stewart Gordon Brooker

George Razay

Steve Attkins

Monique Ryan

Kirstie Smolenski


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