Funding and Disclosure Portal Help Centre

The Electoral Commission SA (ECSA) has introduced a new Funding and Disclosure (FAD) Portal that allows electronic reporting of disclosures under Part 13A (the funding, expenditure and disclosure provisions) of the Electoral Act 1985. The FAD Portal can be accessed here and replaces traditional paper-based disclosures. It aims to streamline the disclosure process while increasing transparency surrounding gifts.

All entities conducting or supporting political activity in South Australia are required to submit a disclosure return to ECSA. These include reporting of gifts and loans, expenditure, as well as other financial information. The FAD Portal also makes these returns readily available to the public, providing faster and easier access to financial information of political participants1.

1Disclosure requirements are detailed in the Electoral Act 1985 and the Electoral Regulations 2009; additional information is also available at https://www.ecsa.sa.gov.au/parties-and-candidates/funding-and-disclosure-for-state-elections.