Have you, or are you thinking about, making a political donation to a political party, candidate, group of candidates or other person for the local council elections?
Here are some examples of political donations:
- non-monetary gifts (e.g. sporting memorabilia),
- providing free or discounted services (e.g. advertising or printing),
- paying to attend or participate in an election fundraising function or fundraising venture (e.g. raffles tickets, auction items, tickets to a dinner),
- paying a membership fee or affiliation fee to a political party, and
- charging no interest or insufficient interest on a loan to a political party, candidate or group of candidates.
There are strict rules about who can make political donations in NSW and you should be aware of the rules before you make a donation.
There are new local council election laws about political donations caps which you should know. More information about donations caps.
Did you know that if you make a political donation of $1,000 or more you must disclose that donation to the NSWEC?