Useful Links

Are you interested in getting into politics?

Keep reading to find out more.

Where to next?

Are you are interested in running for an elected office?

Considering joining an existing political party or running as an independent?

Below are some useful web sites and links to get you started.


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

Are you interested in joining a political party?

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