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Financial statements

The AEC’s 2020–21 financial results were influenced by lower than anticipated expenditures across employees and supplier activities.

The Australian National Audit Office has issued an unmodified audit opinion for the AEC’s 2020–21 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 surplus, deficit, 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.