Updated: 26 October 2016
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
New South Wales Teachers Federation (NSWTF) Branch
Victorian Branch – Ordinary Members of Sector Councils
Australian Hotels Association
Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union – National Executive
Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union
Australian Trainers' Association
Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU)
Construction and General Division
Forestry, Furnishing, Building Products and Manufacturing Division
Mining & Energy Division - Queensland District
CPSU, The Community and Public Sector Union
Victorian Branch of the SPSF Group
Flight Attendants Association
Police Federation of Australia
Australian Federal Police Association Branch
TFGA Industrial Association
Union of Christmas Island Workers
United Firefighters' Union of Australia
Australian Capital Territory Branch
South Australian Branch
Industrial elections portal
The AEC is introducing a portal for organisations to enable you to electronically submit data and documents relating to any industrial election being conducted by the AEC.
For information on different aspects of the conduct of industrial elections please refer to the following resource material.