Third-party campaigners

What is a third-party campaigner?

A third-party campaigner for a local Council election is an individual or entity (that is not a candidate, elected member or political party) incurring more than $2,000 in electoral communication expenditure for a local Council election during the local government expenditure period.

The local government expenditure period for the 2017 local Council elections is 1 July 2017 to 9 September 2017 (election day).

Electoral communication expenditure of a third-party campaigner is any expenditure that has the dominant purpose of promoting or opposing a party or candidate or influencing the vote at the election.

Find out more information about electoral expenditure.

Know your obligations

Before you become a third-party campaigner you must understand your responsibilities and obligations.

A third-party campaigner must be registered with the NSWEC for an election and appoint a person as official agent before incurring more than $2,000 in electoral communication expenditure for the 2017 local Council elections during the local government expenditure period.

It is an offence incur more than $2,000 in electoral communication expenditure during the local government expenditure period before you are registered for the election.

A third-party campaigner must have an official agent who is responsible for managing the third-party campaigners electoral expenditure and any political donations received or made.

Find out more information about third-party campaigners.

Register and appoint an official agent

What would you like to do?

By clicking on one of the boxes below you will download the appropriate form.