2016-17 annual financial disclosure returns published

Updated: 1 February 2018

The 2016–17 annual financial disclosure returns from political parties, associated entities, donors and third parties who incur political expenditure are now available for public inspection.

This website provides images of the original returns, some analysis and a data export function to enable users to undertake additional analysis of data.

The total figures disclosed in the 2016–17 annual returns are provided in a high level summary below, together with a breakdown showing the total amounts disclosed by the major party groups.

Editor’s notes

  • The disclosure scheme requires candidates, registered political parties, their State Branches, local branches, associated entities and donors to lodge annual financial disclosure returns with the AEC.
  • The disclosure threshold for the 2016–17 financial year returns was 'more than $13,200'. The threshold is indexed on 1 July each year.
  • The disclosure period covers 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. Any transactions made after 30 June 2017, should be disclosed in the 2017–18 annual disclosure return.
  • Further information on the financial disclosure scheme.

High level summary of 2016-17 financial disclosure returns

Notes:

  1. The 2016 federal election period largely occurred during the 2015-16 financial year.
  2. Receipts include ‘gifts’ (donations) and other receipts such as returns on investments or sales of assets. Parties and associated entities are asked to distinguish between ‘gifts’ and other receipts in their returns.
  3. Amounts are accurate as at 1 February 2018. Amendments to returns can be lodged at any time.
Political Party Returns
Party Group Receipts
2014-15
$
Receipts
2015-16
$
Receipts
2016-17
$
Payments
2014-15
$
Payments
2015-16
$
Payments
2016-17
$
Debts
2014-15
$
Debts
2015-16
$
Debts
2016-17
$
ALP 64,380,536 60,986,170 70,775,135 63,529,744 49,158,701 75,901,260 8,604,464 36,408,133 6,752,406
Liberal (including LNP) 79,403,633 80,163,678 95,087,608 77,305,500 66,728,474 99,267,243 17,019,336 34,624,421 10,518,261
Nationals 11,093,210 14,470,832 12,220,298 12,145,392 10,424,718 11,608,171 3,072,245 3,798,818 1,010,927
Greens 10,984,477 16,688,986 16,269,836 12,293,735 14,547,634 14,521,430 1,203,963 5,241,638 517,160
Others 17,819,307 16,568,400 13,072,119 17,012,339 15,302,256 11,576,779 1,269,682 4,585,680 1,593,909
Total 183,681,163 188,878,066 207,424,996 182,286,710 156,161,783 212,874,883 31,169,690 84,658,690 20,392,663

Associated Entity Returns
Receipts
2014-15
$
Receipts
2015-16
$
Receipts
2016-17
$
Payments
2014-15
$
Payments
2015-16
$
Payments
2016-17
$
Debts
2014-15
$
Debts
2015-16
$
Debts
2016-17
$
824,054,427 894,083,425 872,290,781 811,251,817 852,185,523 877,221,016 100,861,565 110,007,324 118,094,582

Donor Returns
2014-15
$
2015-16
$
2016-17
$
24,067,015 30,833,160 14,866,484

Political Expenditure Returns
2014-15
$
2015-16
$
2016-17
$
14,875,252 37,902,198 10,811,872