2017 General Election Expenses and donations for the 2017 General Election

See how much parties and candidates spent on advertising and how much candidates got in donations for the 2017 General Election. Some promoters also had to send us returns of their expenses.

See party expenses and donations

A registered party could spend up to $1,115,000 on election advertising, plus $26,200 for each electorate the party contested by standing a candidate.

See party expenses for the 2017 General Election

We allocated money to registered parties to spend on broadcast advertising.

See the broadcasting allocation for the 2017 General Election

Registered parties must also file a return of their donations and loans every year.

See party donations and loans for 2017

See candidate expenses and donations

Candidate returns include donations, anonymous donations, overseas donations, and election expenses for advertising.

See candidate expenses and donations for the 2017 General Election

See promoter expenses

A promoter had to register with us if it spent, or intended to spend, over $12,600 (including GST) on election advertising during the 3 months before election day.

See the register of promoters for the 2017 General Election

Registered promoters that spent more than $100,000 on election advertising had to send us a return of their expenses.

See promoter expenses for the 2017 General Election