Final 2016 federal election payment to political parties and candidates

Updated: 17 August 2016

The AEC has authorised the second and final payment to political parties and candidates for votes received at the 2016 federal election.

The final payment is $2 311 632.59 bringing the total to $62 778 275.03.

Payment is made in two stages, with the first stage based on the number of votes counted as at the 20th day after election day. This first stage payment was announced in an AEC media release on 27 July 2016. The second payment reflects the final vote count.

In order to obtain election funding a candidate must obtain at least four per cent of the first preference vote.

Funding entitlements are calculated using an indexed sum per first preference vote. At the 2016 federal election, each first preference vote was worth 262.784 cents.

Following is a breakdown of the interim, final and total election funding for the 2016 federal election.

Final election funding payments summary
July 2016 federal election
Political Party Interim
Payment ($)
Final
Payment ($)
Total
Payment ($)
Liberal Party of Australia 23,464,128.62 739,025.38 24,203,154.00
Australian Labor Party 22,355,109.55 836,577.02 23,191,686.57
Australian Greens 6,337,258.36 379,797.62 6,717,055.98
National Party of Australia 3,158,301.63 103,287.98 3,261,589.61
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party 1,623,827.11 121,542.17 1,745,369.28
Nick Xenophon Team 1,179,992.89 65,243.26 1,245,236.15
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party 544,420.99 36,765.25 581,186.24
Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group) 283,838.18 5,197.94 289,036.12
Family First 218,993.20 3,947.49 222,940.69
Country Liberals (Northern Territory) 180,977.63 1,828.06 182,805.69
Katter's Australian Party 157,743.09 1,603.87 159,346.96
Rise Up Australia Party 75,490.79 1,131.76 76,622.55
Jacqui Lambie Network 68,951.79 5,011.39 73,963.18
Liberal Democratic Party 48,494.75 680.02 49,174.77
Animal Justice Party 34,114.28 331.45 34,445.73
Australian Recreational Fishers Party 29,277.97 295.74 29,573.71
Glenn Lazarus Team 21,220.94 214.35 21,435.29
Australian Christians 20,422.25 182.64 20,604.89
Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party 17,456.17 400.00 17,856.17
Bullet Train for Australia 15,509.23 291.97 15,801.20
Australian Liberty Alliance 15,277.98 157.95 15,435.93
Australian Country Party 9,155.11 189.49 9,344.60
Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party 6,311.79 200.00 6,511.79
Australian Sex Party 6,311.79 200.00 6,511.79
Independents      
Catherine McGowan (Indi, Victoria) 81,241.57 1,104.42 82,345.99
Andrew Wilkie (Denison, Tasmania) 76,413.07 771.85 77,184.92
Antony Windsor (New England, NSW) 72,333.82 622.90 72,956.72
Robert Oakeshott (Cowper, NSW) 70,762.48 714.77 71,477.25
Stephen Ruff (North Sydney, NSW) 30,745.25 339.47 31,084.72
Dennis Jensen (Tangney, Western Australia) 25,836.11 242.57 26,078.68
James Mathison (Warringah, NSW) 25,721.64 259.81 25,981.45
Bradley Christensen (Lyne, NSW) 24,004.61 242.47 24,247.08
Jim Ball (MacKellar, NSW) 17,645.66 215.77 17,861.43
Daniel McCarthy (Leichhardt, Queensland) 15,821.94 197.37 16,019.31
Kevin Foley (Riverina, NSW) 15,722.08 197.37 15,919.45
Stephen Mayne (Menzies, Victoria) 15,214.91 192.12 15,407.03
David Wilks (Forde, Queensland) 13,575.14 200.00 13,775.14
John Harvey (Hunter, NSW) 12,261.22 194.74 12,455.96
David Tran (Gellibrand, Victoria) 11,922.23 205.25 12,127.48
Julie Hegarty (Mackellar, NSW) 11,706.74 228.91 11,935.65
Kenneth Murray (Capricornia, Queensland) 11,131.25 200.00 11,331.25
Christine Berman (Bradfield, NSW) 10,939.41 223.65 11,163.06
Stephen Large (Dawson, Queensland) 10,794.88 200.00 10,994.88
Arthur Mills (Farrer, New South Wales) 10,684.51 176.35 10,860.86
Michael McCluskey (Wannon, Victoria) 10,437.50 200.00 10,637.50
Robert Jones (McPherson, Queensland) 9,917.18 200.00 10,117.18
Yingiya Mark Guyula (Lingiari, NT) 4,672.02 200.00 4,872.02
Braedon Earley (Lingiari, NT) 4,551.13 200.00 4,751.13
Total $60,466,642.44 $2,311,632.59 $62,778,275.03

Background: The AEC's tally room in some instances automatically rounds up the percentage figure for first preference votes received by a candidate. Federal election payments – as reflected in the above table – are made on the actual total first preference votes received rather than a rounded-up percentage figure displayed in the tally room.