Disclosure of Political Donations
Disclosures made by political parties, groups and candidates who contest local government elections
Information on disclosures made by political parties, groups and candidates who contest local government elections is available from NSW Electoral Commission
Disclosure requirements for members of the public
Important Note: The political donation disclosure laws commenced on 1 October 2008.
The NSW Government has introduced new disclosure requirements for members of the public relating to political donations and gifts. It is the responsibility of every person to ensure that they comply with any obligations under the new disclosure requirements. A brief information brochure relating to this matter can be read here.
Below are links to information and resources which may assist you in understanding and meeting your obligations.
Importantly, please not that a person will be guilty of an offence under s125 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 if the person fails to make a disclosure of a reportable political donation or gift. The penalties for the offence may be significant so it is critical that you ensure you understand and meet your disclosure obligations.
- Guideline - Disclosure of Political Donations and Gifts (Important Please Read!)
- Planning Circular PS 08-007 - Disclosure of political donations and gifts
- Planning Circular PS 08-009 - Disclosure of political donations and gifts - further information
- Political donations and gifts disclosure statement
- NSW Department of Planning
Public Register of Political Donations and Gift Disclosure Statements
Council is required to maintain a public register of Political Donations and Gift Disclosure Statements. This register can be accessed via Councils DAs Online facility.
Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure Statements are required by statute. The form in which the information is collected accords with the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. All Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure Statements will be public documents and all information contained in them will be available to the public and government agencies.