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.
The threshold for reporting donations and loans
Candidates must report the identity of donors who donate more than $1,500, and any loans for their campaign (other than from registered banks at a commercial rate) in the returns they submit after each election.
Candidates must keep accurate records of donations under these amounts and any loans.
The threshold for keeping anonymous and overseas donations
Candidates may keep up to $1,500 of any anonymous donation, and up to $50 of any donation, or contribution, from an overseas person.
Full rules for accepting and reporting donations and entering into loans
Full details about accepting and reporting donations and entering into loans are in the Candidate Handbook.