Appoint and Register an Agent

A person can be appointed as an agent for more than one political party, elected member, group of candidates, candidate or third-party campaigner, but each appointment must be made separately.

To be appointed as an agent the prospective agent must:

  • be enrolled to vote in New South Wales;
  • successfully complete the NSWEC's agent training program (unless exempt)
  • not be convicted of an:
    • electoral offence,
    • offence involving dishonesty,
    • indictable offence, or
    • offence against the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981;
  • not be appointed to any office or position under the Parliamentary Electorates and Elections Act 1912, and
  • not be a corporation.

Appointed agents must be registered with the NSWEC. The NSWEC must be notified in writing of the appointment of an agent using the Notice of Appointment of Agent Form (See Forms).

When the NSWEC has been notified of the appointment of an agent, if the person satisfies the criteria to be an appointed agent, the agent's details will be entered into a register kept by the NSWEC (See Registers). When the agent's details are entered into the register the agent becomes a registered agent.