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Financial statements

The AEC’s 2019–20 financial results were influenced by expenditure on the 2019 federal election and the impacts of implementing the 'leases standard' (Australian Accounting Standards Board, standard 16 Leases). The Australian National Audit Office has issued an unqualified audit opinion for the AEC’s 2019–20 financial statements.

The AEC’s financial reporting consists of a financial performance summary, together with the financial statements and supporting notes. The financial performance summary is a snapshot of the AEC’s deficit, surplus, balance sheet and net asset information.

The financial statements include the:

  • auditor’s report
  • Electoral Commissioner and Chief Finance Officer statement
  • various financial statements and administered schedules

Further information on the financial performance of the AEC is provided in the Notes to the Financial Statements.