Political donors are people or organisations (other than registered political parties, political campaigners, associated entities, candidates and members of a Senate group in an election) who make donations to:
* If a donation is made to an Associated Entity with the intention of benefiting a particular political party, it is considered to be made to that political party.
Subject to the disclosure threshold, donors must lodge an annual Donor to Political Party and Political Campaigner Disclosure Return with the AEC by 17 November each year.
Subject to the disclosure threshold, donors to candidates or members of a Senate group must lodge an Election Donor Return with the AEC before the end of 15 weeks after the polling day for the election.
The Financial Disclosure Guide for Election Donors aims to assist donors to candidates and/or Senate groups meet their financial disclosure obligations under the funding and disclosure requirements of Part XX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Electoral Act).
The Financial Disclosure Guide for Donors to Political Parties and Political Campaigners aims to assist political donors meet their financial disclosure obligations under the funding and disclosure requirements of Part XX of the Electoral Act.
This guide provides information about donations to a political party, parties or political campaigners rather than to an individual candidate or Senate group in an election.