Industrial Elections

Updated: 3 October 2017
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Under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (the Act), the AEC must conduct all elections for office in registered organisations unless an exemption has been granted by the Registered Organisations Commission. This includes all elections and amalgamation ballots for trade unions and employer organisations that are registered under the Act. These elections are usually conducted by means of postal voting, and a wide variety of electoral systems are used.

Industrial elections currently being conducted by the AEC

Notices for industrial elections are usually displayed on the relevant organisation's website.

Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales (LGNSW)


Amalgamation ballot – CFMEU, MUA and TCFUA

Australian Education Union (AEU)

NSW Teachers Federation

Australian Trainers’ Association

The Motel Inn, Motel and Accommodation Association

Candidate Statements

Industrial elections portal

The AEC is introducing a portal for organisations to enable you to electronically submit data and documents relating to any industrial election being conducted by the AEC.



For information on different aspects of the conduct of industrial elections please refer to the following resource material.

Model rules Guide