1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019
$2.756 per eligible vote
From 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019
The election funding rate is an amount allocated for each formal first preference vote. After a federal election or by-election, the current election funding rate is applied to the total number of formal first preference votes received in order to calculate the election funding entitlement. Refer to the election funding page for further information.
The automatic payment is an amount paid by the AEC to all eligible political parties, candidates and Senate groups as soon as practicable 20 days after polling day.
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)|
|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|