Industrial Elections

Updated: 1 March 2018
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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 Registered Organisations Commission. 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 Education Union Western Australian Branch

Recall Election E2017/169

Finance Sector Union of Australia

Scheduled Election E2017/276 – Stage 1

United Firefighters’ Union of Australia

Victorian Branch Scheduled Election E2018/6

Aviation Branch Scheduled Election E2018/7

The Motel Inn, Motel and Accommodation Association

Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers

West Australia Branch Scheduled Election E2017/235

Candidate Statements

Industrial elections portal

The AEC is introducing a portal for organisations to enable you to electronically submit data and documents relating to any industrial election being conducted by the AEC.



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

Model rules Guide