Registration for new political parties closing soon

Friday 15 July 2022

For immediate release

The deadline for registering a political party in time for the 2022 State election is fast approaching. Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately is urging anyone wishing to register a political party to have their submission ready before applications close on Friday 29 July.

‘To register a party, you must make an application in writing and submit it along with details of the proposed registered officer, the party’s constitution, contact details for at least 500 members and the application fee,’ Mr Gately said.

Once received, the VEC will verify the list of members provided and publicly advertise the party’s application to ensure there are no objections.

Any existing registered party also has until Friday 29 July to lodge an application to change their registered name or logo.

An unregistered party can still participate at an election, but will not be able to:

  • have their name and logo next to their candidate’s name or group on the ballot paper
  • submit nominations of candidates or how-to-vote cards in bulk with the VEC
  • access enrolment information for permitted purposes.

For further information please visit Register a party or contact us on 131 832.