Caretaker conventions are an important part of the Australian political system. They apply from the time an election is called to the time a government is decided following an election.
Federal and State governments have documented the conventions and practices that apply when a government enters a caretaker period.
Federal Caretaker Conventions
- Apr 2016: Guidance On Caretaker Conventions – Federal
- Sep 2001: Guidance On Caretaker Conventions – Federal
- Aug 1998: Caretaker Government Conventions – Federal
State and Territory Caretaker Conventions