Application for registration approved – Bullet Train For Australia

Updated: 21 May 2013

File reference: Reg5017, 13/240

The delegate of the Australian Electoral Commission determined that the Bullet Train For Australia party should be registered under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.


On 15 March 2013, the Australian Electoral Commission (the AEC) received an application from the Bullet Train For Australia party (the Party) to be registered as a political party under the provisions of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (the Electoral Act).

The AEC conducted a series of tests usually undertaken as part of the initial consideration of an application and, on 9 April 2013, the delegate of the AEC found no reason to refuse the Party's application and approved its advertisement for public input. The application was advertised in 10 newspapers achieving coverage throughout Australia on 15 April 2013, as required by s.132 of the Electoral Act. A period of one month was provided from that date for any person or organisation to lodge reasons why the Party should not be registered.


No responses to the advertisement were received by 15 May 2013.


The delegate of the AEC registered the Bullet Train For Australia party.

17 May 2013