Electoral Commission of Queensland

Registering a Political Party

Registration of a political party is not compulsory however it does afford a number of benefits and entitlements. The political party handbook (PDF, 202.0 KB) provides detailed information on registering a party in Queensland.

A registered political party:

  • has the party name next to its candidate on a ballot paper
  • is entitled to reimbursement of election expenditure
  • is granted access to a copy of the electoral roll.

Registration requirements

The party must satisfy all of the following eligibility criteria to register:

  • provide a written constitution which outlines the party aims and complies with the Electoral Act 1992
  • has at least 500 members on the electoral roll or an elected member of parliament
  • promotes and endorses the election of a candidate to Queensland parliament.

Registration forms

Completed forms can be lodged with ECQ in person or via post.