2023 NSW State election political donations - view now
Pre-election donation disclosures for the 2023 NSW State election are available to view on the NSW Electoral Commission website.
The Hon Arthur Emmett AO KC, Chair of the NSW Electoral Commission, said that in the lead-up to the 2023 NSW State election, all reportable political donations made or received by participants in the election must be disclosed to the NSW Electoral Commission within 21 days.
“The pre-election donation disclosure period started on 1 October 2022 and ends on election day Saturday, 25 March 2023.”
“Pre-election donation disclosures must be made by all political participants in the election including political parties, elected members, candidates, groups of candidates, associated entities, and third-party campaigners.”
A reportable political donation is a donation valued at $1,000 or more. This includes multiple smaller donations made by the same donor to the same recipient in the 2022-23 financial year that, in total, are valued at $1,000 or more.
Mr Emmett said the NSW Electoral Commission publishes pre-election period disclosures shortly after they are lodged.
“This facilitates public awareness of political donations and promotes transparency in the 2023 NSW State election,” he said.
Pre-election period disclosures can be viewed on the NSW Electoral Commission NSW Electoral Commission website by choosing the following search options:
Relevant Reporting Period: 2022/2023
Disclosure Types: Pre-Election Donation
Major political donors who make donations during the 2022-23 financial year, and who are not also participants in the 2023 NSW State election, are not required to make pre-election donation disclosures at this time, but instead must disclose their donations after the end of the financial year in an annual major political donors disclosure.
More information about pre-election donation disclosures is available on the NSW Electoral Commission website.
The NSW Electoral Commission also publishes:
Claims and payments from the Election Campaigns Fund for the election