Local Government Elections - Campaign Donation Returns

An election campaign donation return is a record of significant gifts received by election candidates for use in their election campaigns. These returns ensure public transparency about the level of financial and in-kind support given to candidates by individuals and organisations during elections.

Every person who is a candidate in a council election for a Victorian local government must lodge an election campaign donation return. A return must be lodged by a candidate even if he or she has not received any campaign donations.

Campaign donation returns must be given to the Chief Executive Officer of the Council for which the person was a candidate within 40 days after the election day.

View:  2016 Election Campaign Donation Returns Summary.pdf 

Copies of completed returns will be available for inspection, upon application at Council’s office for 4 years.

Updated : 3:28 PM, 14 December 2016

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