Political party registrations
Political party register
The register of political parties PDF (0.11 MB) provides information on all registered parties in Queensland and is maintained by the ECQ. In order to remain registered, political parties must demonstrate compliance with all legislative requirements. If the registered officer of a political party fails to comply with these requirements, the Electoral Commissioner has authority to cancel the party registration.
Amendments to the register
Amendments to the political party register requires a formal application to change the register PDF (0.17 MB) . Political parties may apply to amend the following:
- political party name
- register an abbreviation
- change the name and/or address of the appointed Registered Officer
|Party name and constitution||Abbreviation||Date registered||Registration amendment in progress|
|Australian Labor Party (State of Queensland)|
ALP Constitution PDF (2.31 MB)
|Australian Labor Party||14/08/1992||No|
The Greens Constitution PDF (0.17 MB)
|Liberal National Party of Queensland |
LNP Constitution PDF (0.44 MB)
|Pauline Hanson's One Nation Queensland Division|
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Constitution PDF (0.5 MB)
|Pauline Hanson's One Nation||12/08/2011||No|
|Katter’s Australian Party (KAP)|
Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) Constitution PDF (0.19 MB)
Motorists Party PDF (0.15 MB)
|No abbreviation registered||23/10/2015||No|
|Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party (QLD)|
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party (QLD) PDF (0.11 MB)
|No abbreviation registered||05/11/2018||No|
All registered political parties must comply with quarterly constitution reporting by completing the Quarterly Report form PDF (0.15 MB) within seven days of the reporting dates; 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December.
Registering a political party
Registration of a political party is not compulsory however it does afford a number of benefits and entitlements, as well as creates reporting obligations in relation to donations, loans, and expenditure. The political party handbook PDF (0.2 MB) 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.
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.
Completed forms can be lodged with the ECQ in person or via post.