Australian Electoral Commission

Industrial Elections

Updated: 1 February 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

Australian Capital Territory Branch

Australian Education Union

Federal Executive members

Australian Education Union – NSW Teachers Federation Branch

General Division and TAFE Division

Australian Education Union – Victorian Branch

Ordinary Members of Sector Councils

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

Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union

NSW Branch vacancies

NSW Branch and National Office vacancies – Tram and Bus Division

Police Federation of Australia

Australian Federal Police Association Branch

NSW Police Branch

United Firefighters' Union of Australia

Australian Capital Territory Branch

South Australian Branch

United Voice

New South Wales Branch

Candidate Statements



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

Model rules Guide