See a summary of how much parties spent on advertising for the 2008 General Election. Download the full expense returns at the bottom of the page. All dollar amounts include GST.
You can also view the returns at our offices:
34–42 Manners Street
Parties could spend up to $1,000,000
A registered party contesting the party vote at the 2008 General Election could spend up to $1,000,000 on election advertising, plus $20,000 for each electorate the party contested by standing a candidate.
These expense returns were due on Monday, 2 March 2009. All registered parties must file a return, even if they didn’t have any election expenses.
Read the rules for party election expenses
Registered parties could get an allocation of money to spend on TV and radio advertising. Parties could only broadcast their election advertisements on TV and radio between 8 October and 7 November.
See what we allocated to parties for broadcast advertising in 2008
Read the rules for spending a broadcast allocation
Registered parties must also file a return of their donations every year: