Change of registered political party name

Thursday 28 September 2023

For immediate release

The name of the registered political party Liberal Democratic Party was today officially changed to the Libertarian Party.

The party applied to change its registered name to Libertarian Party, with the abbreviation Libertarian on 17 May 2023.

The application did not include the registration of a new logo and the party requested to deregister the existing logo from the Register of Political Parties.

As required by section 49 of the Electoral Act 2002, the Victorian Electoral Commission advertised the application and invited objections. One objection received was subsequently withdrawn by the objector.

Certain names are not acceptable under the Act, including names that are confusingly similar to the name of another registered political party.

The name Libertarian Party and the abbreviation Libertarian are acceptable under the Act and will be printed next to the party’s endorsed candidates’ names on ballot papers at any election contested by the party under the Act.