Australian Electoral Commission

Industrial Elections

Updated: 14 April 2014
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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.

United Voice

Finance Sector Union of Australia

Australian Education Union

New South Wales Branch

Victorian Branch



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

Model rules Guide