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Requesting an extension to submit a disclosure form

If you are unable to submit a disclosure form by the due date, you can request an extension. Requests for extensions must be made on or before the due date and the extension can be for no more than 8 weeks after the due date.

Only the person who is legally responsible for submitting the disclosure form can make a request for extension. The NSW Electoral Commission may, if satisfied that there is good cause to do so, grant the extension and you will be advised of the decision.

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Step-by-step guide

1. Login to Funding and disclosure online

2. Go to the ’Disclosures’ tab.

3. Select the ‘Request extension’ quicklink. 

4. A list of disclosures will appear. Select the ‘Request Extension’ link for the disclosure you are requesting additional time for. 

Requesting an extension to submit a disclosure


Disclosures will only appear in this list if the lodgement period has commenced. For example, for reporting periods ending 31 December, the first day for lodging disclosure forms is 1 January. 

Completing the extension request form

5. You must provide the following information:

  • Current date for lodgement – this is the current date the disclosure is due to be lodged as defined by NSW electoral funding laws. This is automatically populated and unable to be edited.
  • Proposed date for lodgement – this is the new extended due date you wish to request.
  • Reason for extension – to support the review of this request, you must provide the reason why you are unable to submit the disclosure by the due date. 

6. When you have entered the above information, the request for extension can be submitted by selecting ‘Submit’.

Steps 5-6 are highlighted for requesting an extension to submit a disclosure

7. Once successfully submitted, the extension request will be reviewed and you will be notified of the outcome. 

8. Go to ‘My forms’ and select ‘Extension requests’ to access and view the form you submitted. 

Steps 7-8 are highlighted for requesting an extension to submit a disclosure