Appendix A: Summary of election advertising rules for third parties

Election advertising (including broadcast advertising)
When allowed
Period for which counted as election expense
Must be authorised by1
Third Party election expense?
Party/Candidate election expense?
Promoting party Any time except
election day
Regulated period
(23 June to 22 September)
Party secretary Yes Party election expense
Attacking party Any time except
election day
Regulated period
(23 June to 22 September)
Not applicable Yes No
Promoting candidate Any time except election day Regulated period
(23 June to 22 September)
Electorate candidate Yes Candidate expense
Attacking candidate Any time except
election day
Regulated period
(23 June to 22 September)
Not applicable Yes No
Promoting both candidate and party Any time except
election day
Regulated period
(23 June to 22 September)
Both the party
secretary and
candidate
Yes Candidate and party expense (total cost apportioned between the party and candidate)

1 Information about the authorisation and promoter statement requirements is provided in Part 3 of this handbook.

Last updated: 29 March 2017