Australian Electoral Commission

Current funding rate

Updated: 19 May 2016

The amount of election funding payable is calculated by multiplying the number of formal first preference votes received by the rate of payment applicable at the time. This rate is indexed every six months in line with increases in the Consumer Price Index.

The election funding rate from 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016 is 262.784 cents per eligible vote. This is the election funding rate that will apply to the 2 July 2016 federal election.

Recent historical rates
Election Rate applicable (cents)
2015 Canning and North Sydney by-elections 259.405
2014 Western Australian Senate election 252.781
2014 Griffith by-election 252.781
2013 federal election 248.800
2010 federal election 231.191
2009 Bradfield and Higgins by-elections 224.851
2008 Lyne and Mayo by-elections 218.940
2008 Gippsland by-election 214.018
2007 federal election 210.027
2004 federal election 194.397
2001 federal election 179.026
1998 federal election 162.210
1996 federal election 157.594
1993 federal election 100.787 1 50.393 2
1990 federal election 91.223 1 45.611 2
1987 federal election 76.296 1 38.148 2
1984 federal election 61.2 1 30.6 2
  1. per House of Representatives vote
  2. per Senate vote