Annual Returns

Annual Returns Locator Service

Please read the following Disclaimer and Information.

For information on the requirement to lodge Annual Returns please refer to the Financial Disclosure Guides.


  • While Donors are required to declare only their donations, Political Parties and Associated Entities must give details of all receipts above the disclosure threshold for the financial year ($13,500 for 2017-18). Many of these receipts are not donations and may represent, for example, subscription fees or proceeds of goods sold. Although not required by law, most Political Parties and Associated Entities mark each receipt as a ‘donation’ or an ‘other receipt’.
  • It is recommended that you read the Glossary for terms that are used in the Annual Returns Locator Service to ensure correct interpretation of information provided.
  • Depending on the volume of concurrent users, you may experience a short delay while data is being downloaded.


This service contains a database of records that have been entered from the original Annual Returns lodged with the AEC. Copies of the original returns, as submitted, are available as Adobe Acrobat PDF files. While all efforts have been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in the database, the definitive information is that contained on the returns. Any information obtained from the database should be confirmed against the original PDF returns.

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If you cannot view the original returns (which are stored in Adobe Acrobat PDF format) with your Internet browser, click the link below.

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Please email any suggestions or comments on the Annual Returns Locator Service to the Director, Funding and Disclosure.

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Director Information, telephone: 02 6271 4415.

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