For parties

Registered political parties can contest the party vote in general elections and are eligible for broadcasting funding. Party secretaries are responsible for making sure their parties follow the rules for nominations, campaigning, advertising, expenses, donations, and loans.

Your party can nominate its members to contest electorates and choose who will be on their party list.

Your party can advertise and campaign to encourage people to vote for the party and its candidates. Different rules apply depending on who the advertisement is promoting and the medium it’s in.

Your party must keep a record of its election and broadcasting expenses and report them to us after the election. You must also record and report on you party’s donations and loans annually and make sure the party stays under its advertising and broadcasting expense limits.