Industrial Elections

Updated: 20 November 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.

Health Services Union

Casual Vacancy Election E2018/199

Victoria No. 3 Branch

"Automotive, Food, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Union" known as the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU)

Scheduled Election E2018/210

National Offices

New South Wales Branch

Queensland Branch

South Australia Branch

Tasmania Branch

Victoria Branch

Western Australia Branch

Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers

West Australia Branch Scheduled Election E2018/76

The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia

de novo (Recall) Election E2018/144

Union of Christmas Island Workers

Scheduled Election E2018/184

Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union – Queensland Together branch

Casual Vacancy Election – E2018/92 – Stage 2

Australian Workers’ Union, The

Branch Vacancy Election E2018/120

Transport Workers’ Union of Australia – Victorian/Tasmanian Branch

E2018/141 Scheduled Election

National Offices

New South Wales Branch

Queensland Branch

South Australian / Northern Territory Branch

Victorian / Tasmanian Branch

Western Australian Branch

Police Federation of Australia - Tasmania Police Branch

E2018/143 Scheduled Election

NECA, The National Electrical Contractors Association

Schedule Election National Executive Stage 3

Australian Education Union - AEU Tasmania Branch

Election – Casual Vacancies – E2018/91

Australian Education Union - AEU Victorian Branch

Scheduled Election – E2018/109

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

ACT Branch – E2018/134

NSW Branch – E2018/133

Western Australian Branch - E2018/130

Federal Officers - E2018/231

Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation

Recall Election Stage 2

Federal Council Doctor in Training Delegate

New South Wales branch

Queensland branch

South Australian branch

Tasmanian branch

Victorian branch

NSW Farmers' (Industrial) Association

Scheduled Election E2018/77

Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association

Victorian Branch– E2018/98

Police Federation of Australia

Western Australia Police Branch – E2018/111

Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union

Casual Vacancy Election - E2018/92

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
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