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Political Party Returns

Part XX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 requires all federally registered political parties, as well as their non-registered state and territory branches, to lodge financial disclosure returns on an annual basis.

These returns set out for that financial year:

  • the total value of receipts
  • the details of amounts received that are more than the disclosure threshold
  • the total value of payments
  • the total value of debts as at 30 June
  • the details of debts outstanding as at 30 June that total more than the disclosure threshold

Returns for financial years that ended after 1 January 2019 also set out the details of any discretionary benefits that were received from the Commonwealth or a State or Territory in that financial year. Discretionary benefits include grants, contracts, payments or other benefits requiring the exercise of discretion by the Commonwealth or State or Territory.

All political party returns from the 1998-99 financial year onwards are listed.

Returns can be filtered and sorted based on:

  • Financial year
  • Party name
  • Party group
  • Total receipts
  • Total payments
  • Total debts
  • Discretionary benefits

Individual returns can be accessed by clicking on the name of the political party.

All detailed receipts disclosed on political party, political campaigner and associated entity returns are listed on the Detailed Receipts page.

All data contained in the table can also be exported to Excel. The export will reflect any sorting and filtering applied to the list.