Cost of the 2001 Federal Election

Updated: 27 January 2011

As at 28/02/2002 the expenditure on the 2001 federal election was $67 270 628 excluding $38 559 064 for public funding. Based on the adjusted Close of Rolls figure, the cost per elector was $5.29 (or $8.32 including public funding).

Expenditure to 28/02/2002
Advertising $10 408 504.00
Audits $1 364.00
Automated Postal Voting System (APVIS) $845 759.00
Ballot Paper Production $2 492 908.00
Cardboard Equipment Production $2 055 393.00
Certified Lists $1 165 950.00
Computer Support Services $485 003.00
Divisional Offices $28 439 907.00
Education & Information Service $245 324.00
Election Management $9 697 710.00
Election Report $32 631.00
Election Leaflet $1 712 340.00
Enquiry Services $3 670 873.00
Forms & Equipment $1 741 170.00
Funding & Disclosure $15 397.00
Internet $38 646.00
Litigation $86 276.00
Media and Result Centre $16 729.00
National Tally Room $615 270.00
Newsfile $49 687.00
Overseas Postal Voting $359 042.00
Pocket Book $17 349.00
Prosecutions $89.00
Public Relations $264 460.00
Research & Surveys $239 843.00
Roll Products & Services $1 212.00
Scanning $362 361.00
Senate Scrutiny $559 511.00
Storage & Distribution $587 776.00
Training $1 062 144.00
Sub Total $67 270 628.00*
Public Funding $38 559 409.00
Total $105 830 037.00

A final expenditure figure is not available at this time, as not all post-election tasks which will be costed to the election (such as non-voter action) have been completed.

*The above amount is GST inclusive

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