The Australian Electoral Commission has paid six of the thirteen political parties and independent candidates that contested Mallee at the 2019 Federal Election $10,080.
After each federal election or by-election, the AEC distributes money to eligible political parties, candidates and Senate groups to reimburse them for electoral expenditure.
Parties and candidates who received the required four per cent of the formal first-preference vote qualify for the payment.
In Mallee, candidates that passed this threshold at the May 18 poll included incoming Member for Mallee and Nationals candidate Anne Webster, Labor's Carole Hart, Liberal Serge Petrovich, Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party's Dan Straub and Independents Ray Kingston and Jason Modica.
The organisation said candidates and parties could make claims for further election-related reimbursements until November 17.
Mr Petrovich said he expected not to receive any of the money the Liberals received for his tilt at Mallee.
"Being a candidate is not a business or money-making venture, we know that when we put our hands up," he said.
"I think there is an argument for local branches and electorates to get a share given they raise the majority of the money expended during the campaign."
All 13 candidates had to pay a fee of $2000 to nominate for the seat of Mallee.
Other candidates at this election included the Science Party's Leigh Firman, Fraser Anning Conservative National Party's Rick Grosvenor, Citizens' Electoral Council's Chris Lahy, United Australia Party's Rick Millar, Independent Cecilia Moar, Rise Up Australia Party's Phillip Mollison and the Greens' Nicole Rowan.
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