Senate Order – AEC Contracts

Updated: 7 February 2024


On 20 June 2001, as amended on 1 March 2007, the Senate agreed to a motion by Senator Murray requiring all Australian Government departments and agencies to produce a list of all contracts (procurement and grants) which meet a certain criteria.

Further general information on the Senate Order can be found on the Department of Finance's website.

Senate Order for entity contracts listing relating to the period 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2023

Pursuant to the Senate Order for entity contracts the following table sets out contracts entered into by the Australian Electoral Commission which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more (GST inclusive) and which:

  1. have not been fully performed as at 31 December 2023 or
  2. have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 31 December 2023.

Most of the Contracts listed contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature that are designed to protect the confidential information of the parties that may be obtained or generated in carrying out the contract.

The reasons for including such clauses include:

  • Ordinary commercial prudence that requires protection of trade secrets, proprietary information and the like; and/or
  • Protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information.
Contract details


Subject matter

Amount of consideration

Start date

Anticipated end date

Whether contract contains provisions requiring the parties to maintain confidentiality of any of its provisions (Y/N)

Reason (s)

Whether contract contains 'Other requirements of confidentiality' (Y/N)

Reason (s)

There were no non-procurements to report during the reporting period 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2023

The accountable authority of Australian Electoral Commission has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.

Estimated cost of complying with this Order: $4,022.06

Method used to estimate the cost: This estimated cost is based on time spent on collating information required against appropriate staffing levels

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