For candidates

Voters and political parties can nominate candidates to contest an election. Before you stand in an election, learn the rules for nominations, campaigning, advertising, expenses, expense limits, and donations.

If you’re an electorate candidate, you can advertise and campaign to encourage people to vote for you. Different rules apply depending on who the advertisement is promoting and the medium it’s in.

As a candidate, you’re also responsible for staying under your advertising expense limit, keeping a record of your expenses and donations, and reporting them to us after the election.

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