Batman by-election payment to political parties

Updated: 12 April 2018

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has authorised the full payment of election funding to political parties and candidates for votes received at the Batman by‑election.

The total amount of election funding for the by-election is $205,661.41. Payments have been made to three parties.

This first and final round of payments was based on the final vote count as at close of business on Friday 6 April 2018.

The following table is a breakdown of the full payment of election funding for the Batman by-election.

2018 batman by-election payment to political parties
Party Total Payment ($)
Australian Labor Party 99,644.46
The Australian Greens – Victoria 91,219.04
Australian Conservatives 14,797.91
  205,661.41

Editor’s notes:

  • In order to be entitled to election funding a candidate must obtain at least four per cent of the formal first preference vote.
  • Funding entitlements are calculated using an indexed sum per first preference vote. At the Batman by-election, each first preference vote was worth 270.479 cents.
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