Becoming a candidate in the Northcote by-election

Nominations for candidates in the Northcote by-election open on Tuesday 8 May and close at noon Tuesday 15 May 2018.

There are a number of detailed rules that candidates standing in a parliamentary by-election must comply with.  These are mainly around election advertisements and broadcasting (including the use of websites and social media during a campaign).

A candidate’s election expenses during the regulated period for the by-election must not exceed $53,500 (including GST). It is a serious offence to spend more than this.

Candidate donations, and contributions to donations, of more than $1,500 (including GST) are required to be declared in the candidate return of expenses and donations.

Detailed information about the nomination process and the campaign rules can be found in the Candidate Handbook for By-elections.

You can download a nomination form below.

Last updated: 10 April 2018