Election funding rates

Updated: 6 December 2019

Current election funding rate

1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020

$2.801 per eligible vote

Automatic payment amount

From 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020

$10,124.834

The current election funding rate and automatic payment amount are indexed every six months in accordance with section 321 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

A listing of historical rates can be found below.

Note that the automatic payment amount was introduced from 1 January 2019.

Election Rate applicable (cents) Automatic Payment Amount
2019 federal election 275.642 $10,080
2018 Wentworth by-election 273.454  
2018 Batman by-election 270.479  
2017 Bennelong and New England by-elections 268.332  
2016 federal election 262.784  
2015 Canning and North Sydney by-elections 259.405  
2014 Western Australian Senate election 252.781  
2014 Griffith by-election 252.781  
2013 federal election 248.800  
2010 federal election 231.191  
2009 Bradfield and Higgins by-elections 224.851  
2008 Lyne and Mayo by-elections 218.940  
2008 Gippsland by-election 214.018  
2007 federal election 210.027  
2004 federal election 194.397  
2001 federal election 179.026  
1998 federal election 162.210  
1996 federal election 157.594  
1993 federal election 100.787 1 50.393 2  
1990 federal election 91.223 1 45.611 2  
1987 federal election 76.296 1 38.148 2  
1984 federal election 61.2 1 30.6 2  
  1. per House of Representatives vote
  2. per Senate vote
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