Australian Electoral Commission

Industrial Elections

Updated: 11 November 2015
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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 Fair Work Australia. 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.

Industrial elections currently being conducted by the AEC

Notices for industrial elections are usually displayed on the relevant organisation's website.

Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia

Australian Education Union

Federal Officers, Federal TAFE Officers and Members of the International Trust Fund Committee

Australian Education Union – NSW Teachers Federation Branch

Branch councillors

Branch Presidential Officers

Australian Education Union – Victorian Branch

Ordinary Members of Sector Councils

Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers

Western Australian Branch

Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union – National Executive

Health Services Union

Victoria No.3 Branch

CPSU, the Community and Public Sector Union – PSU Group

Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales

Police Federation of Australia

Australian Federal Police Association Branch

New South Wales Police Branch

United Firefighters' Union of Australia

South Australian Branch

Candidate Statements



For information on different aspects of the conduct of industrial elections please refer to the following resource material.

Model rules Guide