Candidate rules

Find out about the campaign rules that apply to candidates at parliamentary elections.

If you’re an electorate candidate, you can advertise and campaign to encourage people to vote for you.

As a candidate, you’re responsible for making sure you comply with the election advertising rules, staying under your advertising expense limit, keeping a record of your expenses, donations and loans, and reporting them to us after the election.

This section of the Candidate Hub explains the rules for:

  • election advertising and campaigning
  • election expenses
  • candidate donations 
  • candidate loans
  • candidate returns.



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