Official Agents and Party Agents

Party Agents

A party agent of a political party is responsible for managing, and disclosing to the NSWEC, the political donations and electoral expenditure of the party.

At a local Council election, the party agent of a political party is not, by default, the official agent for candidates and groups endorsed by the party (as is the case for State elections).

All groups of candidates (for a Council area or ward) and all candidates (including mayoral candidates) must appoint an official agent. A candidate or group can appoint the party agent of a party as the official agent for the candidate or group.

Find out more about registration of candidates and groups and appointment of agents.

Find out more about the responsibilities of party agents.

Official Agents

An official agent of an elected member, candidate or group is responsible for managing, and disclosing to the NSWEC, the political donations and electoral expenditure of the elected member, candidate or group.

At a local Council election, all candidates (including mayoral candidates) and all groups of candidates (for a Council area or ward) must appoint an official agent.

Find out more about your responsibilities as an official agent.

Find out more about the criteria for being an official agent.

Find out more about candidate and group registration and appointment of agents.