Political party registrations

Political party register

The register of political parties PDF (0.2 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 constitutionAbbreviationDate registeredRegistration amendment in progress
Australian Labor Party (State of Queensland)
ALP Constitution PDF (2.16 MB)
Australian Labor Party14/08/1992No
Queensland Greens
The Greens Constitution   PDF (0.14 MB)
The Greens06/05/1994No
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 Nation12/08/2011No
Katter’s Australian Party (KAP)
Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) Constitution   PDF (0.19 MB)
Motorists Party
Motorists Party PDF (0.15 MB)
No abbreviation registered23/10/2015No
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party (QLD)
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party (QLD)   PDF (0.11 MB)
No abbreviation registered05/11/2018No
North Queensland First
North Queensland First Constitution PDF (0.48 MB)
Animal Justice Party (Queensland)
Animal Justice Party Constitution PDF (0.4 MB)
Animal Justice Party02/01/2020Yes
Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party
Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party Constitution PDF (0.64 MB)
Clive Palmer’s UAP14/04/2020Yes

Quarterly reporting

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.

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 the ECQ in person or via post.