Thursday 22 October 2014
For immediate release

Registration of Shooters and Fishers Party Victoria

The Shooters and Fishers Party Victoria was registered as a political party under Victorian electoral law yesterday.

The party applied for registration on 21 August 2014. As required by section 49 of the Electoral Act 2002, the VEC advertised the application and invited objections. The VEC received and considered an objection from The Nationals.

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 Shooters and Fishers Party Victoria.

As a registered political party, the Shooters and Fishers Party Victoria will:

  • 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).

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Media enquiries:

Paul Thornton-Smith
Senior Information and Research Officer
Communication, Education & Research Branch
Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1187