2014 party donations and loans returns

Party returns of donations and loans for the 2014 calendar year, which were due to be filed with the Electoral Commission by 30 April 2015, are available for download and inspection as PDF files, below.

An Excel spreadsheet summarising the returns and copies of each party's return are available for download below. The spreadsheet summary shows donations and loans reported by category of disclosure only. Care should be taken when aggregating values included in returns to reach a party total as donations (or contributions to them) may appear in more than one place in a return.

The categories of donations are as follows:

A. Every donor who has donated over $15,000 during the year

B. Every contributor who has donated over $15,000 during the year

C. Every anonymous donation received over $1,500

D. Every overseas donation received over $1,500

E. Every contribution from an overseas person over $1,500

F. All payments from the Electoral Commission of donations protected from disclosure

G. Disclosure of the number and amount of other party donations that fall within the following bands:

  • the number of anonymous party donations received under $1,500 and the total amount of such donations
  • the number of overseas party donations received under $1,500 and the total amount of such donations
  • the number of all party donations received over $1,500 but less than $5,000 and the total amount of such donations
  • the number of all party donations received over $5,000 but less than $15,000 and the total amount of such donations

A change to the Electoral Act means that from 25 March 2014 parties are also required to disclose party loans.  Money lent by a registered bank at a commercial interest rate does not have to be disclosed.  The categories of loans are:

H. Loans exceeding $15,000 entered into during the year (from 25 March 2014)

I. Disclosure of the number and amount of other party loans entered into between $1,500 and $15,000

Last updated: 22 May 2015