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Disclosure of Political Donations and Gifts

Current donation and expenditure declarations lodged by Councillors

In accordance with Section 328A of the Local Government Act 1993 members of the public may access all current donations and expenditure declarations lodged by councillors with the Electoral Funding Authority.
(Members of the public may request Council staff for copies to be printed of the disclosures of political donations returns for taking away)

Disclosures made by political parties, groups and candidates who contest local government elections

Information on disclosures made by political parties, groups and candidates who contest local government elections is available from NSW Election Funding Authority.

Disclosure requirements for members of the public

The NSW Government has introduced new disclosure requirements for members of the public relating to political donations and gifts. It is the responsibility of every person to ensure that they comply with any obligations under the new disclosure requirements.

Below are links to information and resources which may assist you in understanding and meeting your obligations.

Importantly, please not that a person will be guilty of an offence under s125 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 if the person fails to make a disclosure of a reportable political donation or gift. The penalties for the offence may be significant so it is critical that you ensure you understand and meet your disclosure obligations.

Privacy Statement

Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure Statements are required by statute. The form in which the information is collected accords with the requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. All Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure Statements will be public documents and all information contained in them will be available to the public and government agencies.