Registering a political party

A registered political party is one that has demonstrated to the VEC that it has at least 500 members. It does this by supplying a list of members, which the VEC verifies.

A registered political party:

  • can have its name and logo next to its candidates’ names on ballot papers
  • nominates its candidates and lodges its how-to-vote cards with the VEC centrally rather than with election managers
  • is entitled to ongoing enrolment information (which it can use only for permitted purposes).

An unregistered party can still participate at elections, but will not be entitled to the above.

For more information on registering a political parties contact Candidate and Registered Political Party Services team

Privacy & political party registration

The VEC is required to make the Register of Political Parties publicly available.

See Privacy at the Victorian Electoral Commission for further details.