Tuesday 29 May 2018
For immediate release

Registration of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party was registered as a political party under Victorian electoral law yesterday.

The party applied for registration on 1 February 2018. As required by section 49 of the Electoral Act 2002, the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) advertised the application and invited objections. The VEC received and considered an objection from a private citizen. The objection was not considered to be a valid objection to the party’s registration under the Act.

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 Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party.

As a registered political party, Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party 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).

Media enquiries:

Sue Lang
Director, Communication and Engagement
Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1239
Mobile: 0438 028 994
Email: sue.lang@vec.vic.gov.au