What We Do

This page contains information about who the NSWEC is responsible for, what our main functions are, who our clients include and our goals and objectives from 2014 - 2016.


The NSWEC is responsible for

  • registration of political parties
  • regulation and administration of the election funding, expenditure and disclosure scheme and registration of electoral participants for the purposes of that scheme
  • registration and regulation of third-party lobbyists
  • enforcement of funding and disclosure, electoral and lobbyist offences

The Electoral Commissioner is responsible for

  • enrolment of electors
  • electoral rolls
  • the conduct of elections


The main functions of the NSWEC are to

  • maintain a scheme of public funding to eligible political parties, candidates and independent members of Parliament;
  • impose various campaign finance management requirements for Parliamentary and local government elections
  • maintain the Register of Third-Party Lobbyists and Lobbyists Watch List
  • enforce offence provisions relating to the conduct of elections, campaign finance and lobbying
  • research electoral issues

The main functions of the Electoral Commissioner is to


Our clients include:

Our Strategic Plan 2017-20