Political Party Registration

Updated: 15 February 2017

Political party registration: Applications under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Electoral Act)

  • An application to register a new party would be expected to take at least 12 weeks to complete.
  • Applications from currently registered parties to register a party logo are expected to take a minimum of six weeks to complete.

These timeframes could be extended if there are objections during the one month public consultation process, as applicant parties have the right of response to objections provided to the AEC.

Guidance for party registration applications is provided below.