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What is the capped expenditure period for a local government election?

The capped expenditure period for a local government general election:

  • commences 1 July in the year of the election
  • ends on election day.

The capped expenditure period for a local government by-election:

  • commences on the day the by-election is publicly notified
  • ends on election day. 

The capped expenditure period for a local government election (when a council is dismissed or when the council is declared to be non-functioning):

  • commences three months before election day, or
  • commences on the day the proclamation was made determining the election day,

whichever date is the latest, and

  • ends on election day.