Australian Electoral Commission

Industrial Elections

Updated: 21 July 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.

Australian Public Transport Industrial Association

Health Services Union (HSU)

New South Wales Branch

Queensland Branch

Victoria No 1 Branch

Victoria No 2 Branch

Victoria No 3 Branch

Victoria No 4 Branch

Western Australia Branch

Tasmania Branch

South Australia/Northern Territory Branch

Finance Sector Union of Australia

Stage 2 elections

The Australian Workers' Union

Port Kembla, South Coast and Southern Highlands Branch

Australian Institute of Marine & Power Engineers Western Australian Branch

Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association

The Victorian Showmen's Guild

Police Federation of Australia

Victoria Police Branch

National Electrical Contractors Association

National Union of Workers

Candidate Statements

Reports

Publications

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

Model rules Guide