Public Funding

The NSWEC administers three public funding schemes in NSW. Public funding is available to eligible candidates contesting State elections and to eligible political parties and independent members of Parliament.

Public funding is not available to political parties registered for local government elections.

Election Campaigns Fund
Reimburses eligible candidates and political parties for certain electoral expenditure incurred for a State general election or State by-election.

Administration Fund
Reimburses eligible political parties and independent members of Parliament for administrative or operating expenditure incurred.

Policy Development Fund
Reimburses eligible political parties for policy development expenditure incurred. This fund is not available to parties eligible to receive payments from the Administration Fund.

Public Funding Reports
The reports below show the amounts paid to eligible parties and candidates at State general elections and State by-elections between 1999 and 2012. For information about public funding payments made since 2012 see our annual reports (See Annual Reports).