Handbooks, fact sheets and forms

The local government handbooks and fact sheets below are effective as of 10 January 2020.

Local government
Candidate Handbook for Local Government Quadrennial Elections and By-elections PDF (0.35 MB)
Guide to Election and Disclosure Obligations for Candidates and Groups – Local Government PDF (0.65 MB)
Guide to Election and Disclosure Obligations for Registered Political Parties and Associated Entities – Local Government PDF (0.32 MB)
Guide to Election and Disclosure Obligations for Donors and Third Parties – Local Government PDF (0.56 MB)
SAMPLE - Public Notice DOCX (0.03 MB)
SAMPLE - Notice from Donors to Recipients DOCX (0.03 MB)
SAMPLE - Notice from Recipients to Donors DOCX (0.03 MB)
Fact Sheet 1 - Eligibility to become a councillor PDF (0.62 MB)
Fact Sheet 2 - Guide to nominating as a candidate for local government election PDF (0.74 MB)
Fact Sheet 3 - Campaign bank accounts and use of credit cards PDF (0.55 MB)
Fact Sheet 4 – Record keeping requirements PDF (0.38 MB)
Fact Sheet 5 – Groups of candidates PDF (0.19 MB)
Fact Sheet 6 – Electoral advertising and signage PDF (0.6 MB)
Fact Sheet 7 – Provision of electoral roll data to candidates PDF (0.61 MB)
Fact Sheet 8 – How-to-vote cards PDF (0.71 MB)
Fact Sheet 9 – Offences and penalties for candidates and councillors PDF (0.71 MB)
Fact Sheet 10 – Transitional disclosure returns PDF (0.75 MB)
Fact Sheet 11 – Quick guide to electoral disclosure obligations PDF (0.17 MB)
Fact Sheet 12 - Disclosure of political donations PDF (0.57 MB)
Fact Sheet 13 – Disclosure of electoral expenditure PDF (0.63 MB)
Fact Sheet 14 – Information for political parties PDF (0.17 MB)
Fact Sheet 15 – Information for political donors PDF (0.57 MB)
Fact Sheet 16 – Information for third party campaigners PDF (0.37 MB)
Form QLG05A Application to Register a Group of Candidates PDF (0.14 MB)
Form QLG05B Application to Modify a Group of Candidates PDF (0.14 MB)
Form QLG05C - Application to Deregister a Group of Candidates PDF (0.09 MB)
Form QLG05D Appointment or Removal of Agent for a Group of Candidates PDF (0.15 MB)
Form QLG05E Resignation as Agent of a Group of Candidates PDF (0.09 MB)
Form 11 Scrutineer Appointment PDF (0.2 MB)
Form 12 Postal Vote Application PDF (0.12 MB)
State government
Funding and Disclosure Handbook (State elections and by-elections)  PDF (0.6 MB)
Guide for Broadcasters and Publishers (State elections and by-elections)  PDF (0.12 MB)
Guide for Candidates (state election) PDF (0.34 MB)
QFD01A Real Time Return for State Candidates (July 2019) PDF (0.12 MB)
QFD01B Periodic Return for State Candidates (July 2019) PDF (0.09 MB)
QFD10 Special Reporting Event by Registered Political Party or Associated Entity (July 2019) PDF (0.1 MB)
QFD17 Registration of EFT Details for Policy Development Payments (July 2019) PDF (0.11 MB)
QFD25 Request to Amend a Return or Claim (July 2019) PDF (0.12 MB)
Political party registration
Registration of Political Parties  PDF (0.2 MB)
QPR01 Application to Register a Political Party (July 2019) PDF (0.17 MB)
QPR02 Application to Change the Register of Political Parties (July 2019) PDF (0.17 MB)
QPR03 Nomination of a Deputy Registered Officer (July 2019) PDF (0.09 MB)
QPR04 Quarterly Report (July 2019) PDF (0.15 MB)
QPR05 Notice of Appointment of an Agent by a Registered Political Party (July 2019) PDF (0.12 MB)
Miscellaneous
Compliance and Enforcement Policy  PDF (0.4 MB)