Disclosures for political donors

Political donations and electoral expenditure must be disclosed to the NSWEC after each financial year.

A declaration of disclosures must be made using a NSWEC disclosure form for the relevant year (See Forms).

Three steps to lodging a valid disclosure form

A political donor must lodge a disclosure form with the NSWEC if a reportable political donation of $1,000 or more was made by the donor between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017.

A reportable political donation:

  • is valued at $1,000 or more;
  • includes multiple donations made by the same donor to the same recipient that in aggregate are valued at $1,000 or more in one financial year; and
  • includes non-monetary donations and membership or affiliation fees paid to NSW political parties.

A reportable political donation does not include:

  • a donation made solely for the purpose of a federal election or a federal member of Parliament; or
  • a donation made solely for the purpose of an election outside of NSW or a member of a Parliament other than for NSW.

The political donor is responsible for completing and submitting the disclosure form.

The political donor is the person OR entity who made the donation. The authorised signatory in the following cases is:

  • for an individual donation - the individual;
  • for a corporation - a proper officer as defined by the Corporations Act 2001;
  • for an incorporated association - the public officer of the association;
  • for an unincorporated body - an office holder or a member of the Committee or Board;
  • for a sole trader - the individual who is the sole trader;
  • for a partnership - a partner; and
  • for the trustee of a trust: the trustee.

A valid disclosure form must be lodged with the NSWEC by 20 October 2017. Details about how to submit the disclosure form are on page 4 of the form. All pages of the disclosure form must be submitted even if some of the pages contain no information.

Major Political Donor Disclosure form (FD.680) (PDF 710.2KB)

Send to: NSW Electoral Commission GPO Box 4046 Sydney NSW 2000

Scanned copies of signed forms are accepted, email to: fdc@elections.nsw.gov.au

Find out more information about how to disclose.