Useful Links

Looking at standing for an elected office?

Are you interested in joining a political party?

If you are interested in getting elected you may decide to join an existing political party or decide to run as an independent.

Australian Electoral Commission [AEC]

A complete list of all currently registered parties can be found on the AEC’s website.

The AEC publishes a very comprehensive handbook for anyone considering running for an elected office The Candidates Handbook – available as a pdf.

There is also a more specific handbook for Federal Parliament candidates – also a pdf

Major Australian Parties

Listed below are the current major parties in Australia – visit their web sites to find out how to join their parties.

Australian Labor Party

Liberal Party of Australia

The National Party of Australia

The Australian Greens