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.