Annual Disclosure by Political Parties available to the public

Media Release Date
Wednesday, 29 December, 2021

Annual returns for the 2020–2021 financial year can now be viewed on the Electoral Commission’s website. 

The disclosure of political donations is an important legislative requirement, enabling the public to see who, when and how much money has been given to political parties and their associated entities. Annual returns for the 2020–2021 financial year have been lodged by 23 political parties and 7 associated entities.

A total of $27,091,913.47 in gifts and other income was disclosed in the returns by these political parties and their associated entities. Annual returns are to be lodged by 30 November each year.

The public can view the annual returns from the Commission’s website four weeks after the required lodgement date.

The annual returns can be accessed from the “Funding and Disclosure” page of the Commission’s website, www.elections.wa.gov.au. 

Information for media

The Commission is currently closed over the Christmas / New Year period. Usual business hours resume from Tuesday, 4 January 2022. Any queries should be directed to the Commission’s media mailbox and will be responded to once the Commission resumes operations. Authorised by the Electoral Commissioner, 29 December 2021 Contact: media@waec.wa.gov.a