Lodge a financial disclosure return

Updated: 03 June 2019
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Who needs to lodge an annual return?

Registered political parties, political campaigners , associated entities, donors to political parties and third parties must lodge annual returns.

How to lodge an annual return

Other than for political campaigners, annual returns can be lodged through the eReturns portal. Political Campaigners will need to lodge a paper form for the 2018-19 financial year. These will be available from 1 July 2019. To use eReturns you will need to obtain a username and password. Registered political parties and associated entities must contact the AEC to arrange a username and password. Donors and third parties that do not have an eReturns account may create their own.

Who needs to lodge an election return?

Candidates for a Federal Election, for either the House of Representatives or the Senate, as well as donors to candidates are required to lodge Election Returns. More information can be found in the Candidates and Senate groups page.

How to lodge an election return

Election returns can be lodged through the eReturns portal. To use eReturns you will need to obtain a username and password. The AEC will issue candidates and agents with a username and password.

Donors that do not have an eReturns account may create their own.

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Contact us

If you need additional information, assistance or to obtain a username and password, please contact the Funding and Disclosure (FAD) helpdesk via email at fad@aec.gov.au or by calling 02 6271 4552. The FAD helpdesk is open from 9am to 5pm AEST, Monday to Friday.

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