Information about Disclosure of Political Donations
Donations made to a political party in NSW may only be made by a person enrolled to vote in Australian States or Territories or entities which have either an ABN or ACN unless permission is granted by the NSW Electoral Commission. If the latter applies, please contact us.
Donations by individuals to registered political parties of between $2 and $1,500 in a financial year are tax deductible.
All gifts and receipts of money, regardless of purpose, greater than the value of $13,500 are required under the Commonwealth Electoral Act to be reported to the Australian Electoral Commission. There may be further requirements for disclosure by donors, details of which can be found at: www.aec.gov.au
NSW Donations: If you make a political donation or incur electoral expenditure of $1,000 or more, you must complete and lodge a declaration with the NSW Electoral Commission (www.elections.nsw.gov.au) in accordance with the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981. A political donation includes a contribution or entry fee or an annual or other subscription. You must also disclose a political donation of less than $1,000 if the total amount of political donations made by you in respect of the same party (or associated parties), elected member, group, candidate, third-party campaigner or person in the same financial year is $1,000 or more. Penalties apply for failing to lodge a disclosure. All disclosures are published on the NSW Electoral Commission website and include the name and address of the donor.