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The laws regarding political donations for state elections have changed significantly. Certain restrictions apply to the making of political donations, including purchasing tickets to fundraising events. By offering to make a donation you confirm your understanding and acceptance of the new legal requirements, and affirm that you are eligible to make a donation.

Limitation on Donations to Political Parties

There is a cap on political donations for State elections. The cap is $5,900 for aggregated political donations to or for the benefit of a registered political party during the 2016/2017 financial year.

Prohibited Donors

It is unlawful for a prohibited donor to make a political donation. A close associate of a property developer, a tobacco industry business entity or a for-profit liquor or gambling business entity (including any industry representative organisation where the majority of its members are these entities) is prohibited from making political donations. A director or officer or person whose voting power is greater than 20% (and their spouses) are considered to be a close associate.

Disclosure Warning

If you make a political donation or incur electoral expenditure of $1,000 or more, you must complete and lodge a declaration with the NSW Electoral Commission in accordance with the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981. A political donation includes a contribution or entry fee or an annual or other subscription. You must also disclose a political donation of less than $1,000 if the total amount of political donations made by you in respect of the same party (or associated parties), elected member, group, candidate or person in the same financial year is $1,000 or more. Penalties apply for failing to lodge a declaration.

Further information

The above is a summary only. For the complete requirements, see Part 6 of the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981.

Contributions are tax deductible.


The Nationals have been a powerful voice for the Riverina and Austin is ready to take over the reigns and fight for our communities. 

The Nationals are a grassroots organisation - not a party of big business or trade unions. We rely on the generous support from our local communities to ensure a fair go for regional New South Wales.

Your contribution to Austin and the NSW Nationals will make a real difference. Small or large, your donation will strengthen our message and regional NSW continues to get the representation it deserves.

For example:

  • $5 would buy a t-shirt
  • $10 would buy a roadside poster
  • $50 will buy an oversize corflute
  • $100 would pay for a large banner in a shopping centre
  • $200 would buy air time for a 30 second television ad
  • $500 would put a thousand bumper stickers on cars across the state
  • $1,000 would pay for a large billboard during an election
Who's donating: from Turramurra, Australia donated. Thank you!