2021 annual party returns
The 2021 party returns of donations and loans have been published on the Electoral Commission website.
A summary, along with downloadable copies of the party returns for the year ending 31 December 2021, can be viewed here.
Background on the annual returns
Registered parties must file a return with the Electoral Commission by 30 April each year setting out donations and loans to the party for the previous year ending 31 December. In 2022, 30 April fell on a Saturday and the date returns were due was Monday 2 May.
The party secretary is responsible for recording donations and loans and filing a return that is true and correct.
The return must include the name and address of any donor who has donated a total of more than $15,000 in one or more payments in the past year.
Each party is required to have their return audited and to submit the auditor’s report with the annual return. The auditor must state whether, in their opinion, the return fairly reflects donations received and loans entered into by the party secretary.
The returns are published on the Electoral Commission website for public inspection.