Party expenses for the 2020 General Election
Details of how much political parties spent on advertising for the 2020 General Election have been published on the Electoral Commission website.
The returns from registered parties set out their election advertising and broadcasting allocation expenses for the regulated period before the election (18 August to 16 October 2020).
There were limits on how much parties could spend on advertising during the regulated period. Registered parties could spend up to $1,199,000 (including GST), plus $28,200 (including GST) for each electorate they contested by standing a candidate.
Registered parties could also receive additional funding for television, radio, and internet advertising through the Broadcasting Allocation.
Donations to parties
Donations and loans to registered parties are reported separately in annual returns which are due on 30 April 2021.