The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has finalised election funding payments to political parties, candidates and Senate groups for the 2019 federal election.
The way election funding was paid was new for the 2019 federal election. This follows passage of the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Act 2018, which came into effect on 1 January 2019.
Parties, candidates and Senate groups that received 4 per cent of the formal first preference vote at the 18 May election received an automatic payment of election funding of $10,080.
To receive election funding greater than the automatic payment, agents of eligible political parties, candidates or Senate groups were required to lodge a claim with the AEC setting out electoral expenditure incurred. For the 2019 federal election, the period for lodging a claim for funding was 7 June 2019 to 17 November 2019.
The determinations for claims for funding are published on the Transparency Register.
Total election funding paid by the AEC in relation to the 2019 election was $69,647,101.79. This amount includes $584,640 in automatic payments and $69,062,461.79 in claims accepted.
Total election funding paid by the AEC in relation to the 2019 federal election was $69,647,101.79 – $68,635,245.75 of which was paid to political parties and $1,011,856.04 to independent candidates (including the Senate group). The breakdown of the payments is shown in the tables below. The totals include the automatic payment ($10,080 per party, candidate and Senate group).
|Political Party||Total Election Funding Paid|
|Liberal Party of Australia||$27,569,610.09|
|Australian Labor Party (ALP)||$24,684,039.58|
|Pauline Hanson's One Nation||$2,840,766.45|
|National Party of Australia - N.S.W.||$2,570,290.39|
|The Australian Greens - Victoria||$2,295,761.78|
|The Greens NSW||$2,128,452.89|
|National Party of Australia - Victoria||$1,321,417.93|
|The Greens (WA) Inc||$919,806.74|
|United Australia Party||$650,382.92|
|Country Liberals (Northern Territory)||$213,176.60|
|Katter's Australian Party (KAP)||$175,981.62|
|Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party||$84,093.82|
|Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group)||$77,862.51|
|Liberal Democratic Party||$62,280.00|
|Jacqui Lambie Network||$54,875.42|
|National Party of Australia (WA) Inc||$51,462.79|
|Derryn Hinch's Justice Party||$24,542.18|
|Animal Justice Party||$12,107.11|
|Australia First Party (NSW) Incorporated||$10,080.00|
|Independent Candidate / Senate Group||Total Election Funding Paid|
|Senate Group - Anthony Pesec and Gary Kent||$34,736.62|