Australian Electoral Commission

Industrial Elections

Updated: 24 August 2016
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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

Victorian Branch – Ordinary Members of Sector Councils

Federal Executive

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

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

Western Australian Branch Scheduled Election

Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union

Australian Trainers' Association

Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU)

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

United Firefighters' Union of Australia

Australian Capital Territory Branch

South Australian Branch

Candidate Statements

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.

Model rules Guide