Incurring electoral expenditure

Incurring electoral expenditure (candidates)

State general election

The capped expenditure period for the 2024 State general election starts on Tuesday, 2 April 2024 and ends at 6pm on the polling day for the election.

During this period, candidates endorsed by a registered political party can incur up to:

  • $60,499.10, or
  • if the party has more than one candidate in one electoral district, $60,499.10 divided by the number of candidates endorsed by the party.

These amounts are in addition to expenditure which may be incurred by a registered political party.

Independent candidates can incur up to $90,748.65.

Any expenditure incurred before the capped expenditure period will still count towards the cap if the associated goods are first used for a campaign purpose during the capped period.

By-election

The capped expenditure period commences on the day the writ for the election is issued and ends at 6pm on the polling day for the election.

Any expenditure incurred before the capped expenditure period will still count towards the cap if the associated goods are first used for a campaign purpose during the capped period.

Independent and endorsed candidates can incur up to $90,748.65. Any expenditure incurred by a registered political party will count towards the cap of their endorsed candidate.

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