Re-registration of Animal Justice Party

Wednesday 18 November 2020

For immediate release

The Animal Justice Party was re-registered as a political party under Victorian electoral law yesterday, Tuesday 17 November 2020.

As required by section 58A of the Electoral Act 2002, the party applied for re-registration on Tuesday 15 September 2020.

To be registered, a party has to have at least 500 members on the Victorian electoral roll. The VEC confirmed this by writing to the members whose names were provided by the Animal Justice Party.

As a registered political party, the Animal Justice Party will continue to: 

  • have the party name printed next to its endorsed candidates’ names on ballot papers
  • be able to nominate all its candidates centrally with the VEC instead of with individual election managers
  • be entitled to public funding (if it gains enough votes), and
  • be entitled to enrolment information (which it can only use for specified purposes).