Under the Local Government Act 2020, Section 306:
Within 40 days of election day, a person who was a candidate in the election must give an election campaign donation return to the Chief Executive Officer. An election campaign donation return must -
- be in the prescribed form; and
- contain the prescribed details in respect of any gifts received during the donation period by or on behalf of the candidate, to be used for or in connection with the election campaign, the amount or value of which is equal to or exceeds the gift disclosure threshold.
Copies of Election Donation Return forms will be included in Candidate Information Kits and will be made accessible on this page when they become available.
Within 14 days after the deadline for lodgement of completed Campaign Donation Returns by candidates, summaries of each return lodged will be made available on Council’s website and will include the following information:
a) the name of the candidate
b) if a gift is included in the return, the name of the person who made the gift, and the value of the gift received from that person
This information will remain on Council's Internet site until the close of the roll for the next general election.
The 2020 Campaign Donation Returns Summary can be accessed here.(PDF, 105KB)
Copies of completed Campaign Donation Returns will be available for inspection only upon application at Council’s office for 4 years. To make an appointment to view completed Campaign Donation Returns, please contact the Governance team on 9205 2200.