Rules and some limits apply for donating or lending to candidates and parties.
Parties must report donations and loans over a certain amount. Limits apply for receiving anonymous donations and overseas donations.
Since 1 January 2023, registered political parties have to let us know within 10 working days when they get more than $20,000 from a single donor between 1 January of election year and the day before election day.
From 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2022, registered political parties had to let us know within 10 working days when they got more than $30,000 from a single donor within a 12-month period.
Candidates must report donations to their election campaign that are over $1,500 and from 1 January 2023, candidate loans. Limits apply for receiving donations anonymously or from overseas.
You can view candidate donation returns from past elections: