An official agent is a suitably qualified person appointed by a candidate, group, elected member or third-party campaigner to manage political donations received and electoral expenditure incurred and the disclosure of such.
An official agent is responsible for complying with the legislation on behalf of the candidate, group, elected member or third-party campaigner by whom they were appointed.
Those intending to be appointed as an official agent must successfully complete an online training program prior to their appointment (unless exempt).
A person must be registered as an official agent before accepting or disbursing any funds on behalf of a candidate, group or elected member.
A person can be an official agent for more than one candidate or group contesting an election. However, each appointment must be made separately.
The official agent retains office until they die, resign or are removed by the candidate or group that appointed them.