6 June 2018
For immediate release

Registration of the Victorian Socialists

Victorian Socialists was registered as a political party under Victorian electoral law today.

The party applied for registration on 19 April 2018. As required by section 49 of the Electoral Act 2002, the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) advertised the application and invited objections. No objections were received.

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 Victorian Socialists.

As a registered political party, the Victorian Socialists 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:

Mike Lagastes
Manager Communication
Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1189
Mobile: 0458 390 540
Email: mike.lagastes@vec.vic.gov.au