There is a requirement for the registration of a person or entity that meets the definition of a political campaigner. Registration as a political campaigner is required when:
Political campaigners are required to provide annual financial disclosure returns with the AEC.
Political campaigners registered with the AEC are required to lodge an annual Political Campaigner Disclosure Return by 20 October each year.
The Financial Disclosure Guide for Political Campaigners is designed to assist political campaigners to understand their financial disclosure obligations under the provisions of Part XX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Electoral Act).
This guide provides information derived from the Electoral Act as well as from the experiences of the AEC in the administration of the Commonwealth funding and disclosure scheme.