2008 General Election Expenses and donations for the 2008 General Election

See how much parties and candidates spent on advertising and how much candidates got in donations for the 2008 General Election. Some promoters also had to send us returns of their expenses.

See party expenses and donations

A registered party could spend up to $1,000,000 on election advertising, plus $20,000 for each electorate the party contested by standing a candidate.

See party expenses for the 2008 General Election

We allocated money to registered parties to spend on broadcast advertising.

See the broadcasting allocation for the 2008 General Election

Registered parties must also file a return of their donations every year.

See party donations for 2008

See candidate expenses and donations

Candidate returns include donations, anonymous donations, overseas donations, and election expenses for advertising.

See candidate expenses and donations for the 2008 General Election

See promoter expenses

A promoter had to apply to be listed as a third party promoter if it spent, or intended to spend, over $12,000 on election advertising during the 3 months before election day.

Third party promoters had to send us a return of their expenses.

See promoter expenses for the 2008 General Election