We will update this information once key dates for the 2020 General Election are announced.
|Broadcast advertising||When broadcasts allowed||Must be authorised by1||Electorate candidate expense?|
|Candidate promoting party, candidate and party, or attacking another party or candidate||Not allowed||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|Promoting electorate candidate only (not using broadcasting allocation2)||Election period||Electorate candidate||Yes (and the value is a donation if paid for by the party or campaign supporter)|
|Non-broadcast advertising||Period for which counted as election expense3||Must be authorised by1||Electorate candidate expense?|
|Promoting party or attacking party or candidate||Regulated period||Party secretary||No|
|Promoting both electorate candidate and party||Regulated period||Both the party secretary and electorate candidate||Yes (for the cost of that portion of the ad relating to the electorate candidate)|
|Promoting electorate candidate||Regulated period||Electorate candidate||Yes|
1 Read more about written authorisation and promoter statement requirements
2 Read guidance on using the broadcasting allocation for advertising that promotes a candidate
3 There are no restrictions on when non-broadcast advertisements can be published, except that they cannot be published on election day.