Biannual disclosure requirements

Registered political party and associated entity disclosure

The agent of a registered political party and financial controller of an associated entity are required to lodge a disclosure return for each six month reporting period. The return must be certified by a qualified auditor and lodged with the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) within eight weeks of the end of the reporting period. The return can be lodged via the Electronic Disclosure System (EDS) on the ECQ's website. The return must include:

  • the total amount of gifts or donations received by the party
  • total amount paid by the party
  • the total amount of outstanding debts, incurred by the party, at the end of the reporting period.

Special reporting events

Registered political parties and associated entities must give a return within 7 business days if the total amount of gifts received from a single donor during a reporting period equals to, or exceeds, $100,000. A completed Special Reporting Event by a Registered Political Party or Associated Entity PDF (0.1 MB) form can be lodged with the ECQ via email to