Transparency Register

The dynamic Transparency Register (the system) is currently unavailable.

Downloadable csv files are available below in zipped folders. The files are searchable and contain information as at 15 July 2024. Alternatively, specific requests for PDF disclosure records can be submitted to fad@aec.gov.au.

Financial disclosure returns

Financial disclosure occurs annually on the first working day in February each year. In addition, each federal election and referendum has specific financial disclosure obligations, with returns published after the completion of the electoral event.

Further transparency register information

Entities who meet certain criteria regarding financial disclosure obligations must be registered. That register of entities is published here along with information regarding election funding claims and enforceable undertakings.


Obligations for each entity

The table below outlines what disclosure obligations each different entity has.

  Register of entities Annual returns
(requirement)
Election returns
(requirement)
Referendum returns (requirement) Enforceable undertakings
(if applicable)
Election funding claims
(if applicable)
Political parties Yes Yes     Yes Yes
Significant third parties Yes Yes     Yes  
Associated entities Yes Yes     Yes  
Members of the House of Representatives   Yes     Yes  
Senators   Yes     Yes  
Third parties Yes Yes     Yes  
Annual donors   Yes     Yes  
Candidates     Yes   Yes Yes
Senate groups     Yes   Yes Yes
Election donors     Yes   Yes  
Referendum entities      Yes Yes  
Referendum donors      Yes Yes  
Updated: 15 July 2024