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A complete A-Z list of every political party that's ever existed in Australia

Updated: Oct 14

Yes, we're even including ones that never ran & ones that existed before federation.

This is an independently-compiled list of every single political party that has ever existed in Australia - local, state, territory, federal, unregistered - and even pre-federation.


Dozens of different sources were used for this page - including the AEC, ABC, Parliament of Australia website & many more.


We're not trying to become Wikipedia - but with SpinCheck already covering niche Australian political parties, we thought it'd be a great addition to our coverage by showcasing every single party that has ever existed.


No other list is as comprehensive & precise as ours.


Some important things to note:


State branches (such as the Queensland Greens) are not included, with the notable exception of the Liberal-National Party & now-defunct/original branches (such as the Victorian Liberal Party).


If a party cannot be found, check under 'A' (many parties start with 'Australian') or 'T' (many parties start with 'The').


Political groupings that are not formally parties (as seen in the early 20th century & before federation - such as the McIlwraith Conservatives & Economy Party) are included, as are group names for independent candidates wanting to have their name above the line.


A single year may be listed next to a party if they only ran in an election of that year.


Candidates who ran as Independent Liberals, Independent Labor, etc are NOT included (they are treated as Independents) but as we mentioned above, group names with 'Independent' in them are.


For more specific information on parties listed here that are unregistered or never were registered, or parties that never ran candidates - click here.


For notes on some of the parties listed on this page, click here.


Many of the parties listed have hyperlinks attached to them - click them to see more coverage of the party from 6 News.


If you believe we've forgotten a party or gotten something wrong, please don't hesitate to DM us on social media - @6NewsAU - or email contact@6newsau.com


With that being said, enjoy the list!

 

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1


2


3


4


(

  • (Godfrey Bigot) People Before Party Politics (1999)


A

  • A Better Future For Our Children (1993-2005)

  • A Better Idea (1989)

  • A Fair Go for Families (1999)

  • Abolish Child Support and Family Court (1996)

  • Abolish Self Government Coalition (1992-95)

  • Abolish State Government (1995-99)

  • Aboriginal Team (1988)

  • ACT Community Party (1989)

  • ACT Equality Party (2004)

  • ACT Progress and Welfare Council (pre-1989)

  • ACT Progressive Team (1979)

  • ACT Women Voters (1974)

  • Advance Australia Party (1988-2005)

  • Advance Australia Party (2010-19)

  • Advance Tasmania Party (1992)

  • Advance Victoria (1983)

  • Aged and Disability Pensioners Party (2004-06)

  • All for Australia League (1931-32)

  • All Parties Administration (1951-55)

  • Alternative Coalition (1980s-90)

  • An Independent Team (see The Better Management An Independent Team)

  • Andrew Fisher Labour/Labourite (1940s)

  • Animal Justice Party (2009-)

  • Animal Liberation Party (see The Animal Liberation Party)

  • Anti-Corruption Party (Insurers, Lawyers, Politicians) (1999)

  • Anti-Hashish Labor Party (1985)

  • Anti-Socialist Party (see Free Trade Party)

  • Arts Party (2013-19)

  • Atokist (1945)

  • Aussie Battler Party (2018-19)

  • Australasian Socialist Party (1913)

  • Australia First Party (1996-2022)

  • Australia Party (1966-86)

  • Australia's First Nations Political Party (2011-15)

  • Australia's Indigenous Peoples Party (1993-99)

  • Australia's Representatives (2021-22)

  • Australian Affordable Housing Party (2016-22)

  • Australian All-Parties League (1945)

  • Australian Antipaedophile Party (2015-16)

  • Australian Bill of Rights Group (1995-99)

  • Australian Christian Party (see United Christian Party)

  • Australian Christians (2011-)

  • Australian Citizens Party (1988-)

  • Australian Commonwealth Party (1972)

  • Australian Conservative Party (1989-91)

  • Australian Conservatives (2017-19)

  • Australian Constitutionalist Party (1983)

  • Australian Cyclists Party (2014-17)

  • Australian Defence Movement (1940)

  • Australian Defence Veterans Party (2015-17)

  • Australian Democrats (1977-)

  • Australian Equality Party (2014-18)

  • Australian Family Alliance (1999)

  • Australian Family Movement (1970s-90)

  • Australian Family Party (2020-)

  • Australian Federation Party (2011-)

  • Australian Fishing and Lifestyle Party (2006-14)

  • Australian Greens (see The Greens)

  • Australian Independent Alliance (1992-93)

  • Australian Independent Party (1976-79)

  • Australian Independents (2013-16)

  • Australian Independents Coalition (1995-99)

  • Australian Labor Party (1901-)

  • Australian Labor Party (Anti-Communist) (see Democratic Labour Party)

  • Australian Labor Party (Non-Communist) (1940-41)

  • Australian Liberal Party (1927-32)

  • Australian Liberty Alliance (see Yellow Vest Australia)

  • Australian Marijuana Party (1970s-80s)

  • Australian Mental Health Party (2014-20)

  • Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party (2013-17)

  • Australian Motorist Party (2008-)

  • Australian Muslim Party (founded in 2015, never ran in elections)

  • Australian National Alliance (1978-81)

  • Australian National Socialist Party (1962-68)

  • Australian National Party (1961)

  • Australian National Party (1983)

  • Australian Nationalist Party (1958)

  • Australian Party (1929-31)

  • Australian Patriotic Association (1835-42)

  • Australian Pensioner Pressure Group (1983)

  • Australian People's Party (2014-21)

  • Australian Progressive Alliance (2003-05)

  • Australian Progressive Party (2014)

  • Australian Progressives (2014-)

  • Australian Protectionist Party (2011-15)

  • Australian Recreational Fishers Party (2016-17)

  • Australian Reform Movement (see Liberal Reform Group)

  • Australian Reform Party (1997-2002)

  • Australian Sex Party (2009-17)

  • Australian Small Business Party (see The Australian Small Business Party)

  • Australian Sovereignty Party (2015-15)

  • Australian Sports Party (2013-15)

  • Australian Territorial Party (1974)

  • Australian Values Party (2021-)

  • Australian Women's Party (1995-2003)

  • Australian Workers Party (2017-21)

  • Australians Against Further Immigration (1989-2008)

  • Australians Against the Promotion of Homosexuality (1999)

  • Australians for a Better Community (1999)

  • AustraliaOne (supported independent candidates in 2022, not registered)


B


C

  • CALM Resistance Movement (1993-96)

  • Canberra Community Voters (2016-19)

  • Canberra First Party (1989-2001)

  • Canberra Party (1992)

  • Canberra Unity Party (1992)

  • Care For Us Party (1999)

  • Carers Alliance (2007-15)

  • Centre Alliance (2013-)

  • Centre Party (1933-35)

  • Centre Party (1969-72)

  • Child Protection Party (2015-21)

  • Choice SA (2020-; never ran in elections)

  • Christian Alternative Party (1989)

  • Christian Democratic Party (1977-2022)

  • Christian Democratic Party (1980)

  • Christian Voice (1983)

  • Citizens Action party (1984)

  • Citizens Opinion Law Order Capital Punishment (1995)

  • Citizens Party (see Australian Citizens Party)

  • Citizens Reform League (1902)

  • Citizens' Municipal Organisation (1935-76)

  • Civil Liberties & Motorists Party (2015-)

  • Civil Rights (see Smokers Are Voters And Civil Rights)

  • City Country Alliance (2000-01)

  • Climate Action! (see Online Direct Democracy)

  • Climate Change Coalition (2007-2010)

  • Climate Change Justice Party (2020)

  • Climate Conservatives (see Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy Australia)

  • Climate Emergency Action Alliance (2019-22)

  • Climate Sceptics (see Freedom and Prosperity Party)

  • Clover Moore Independent Team (2016-)

  • Coalitionist (1980)

  • Coalitionists (see Progressive Party (1920-27))

  • Coke in the Bubblers (2013-15; never ran candidates)

  • Combined New Australia Party (1990)

  • Common Cause - No Aircraft Noise (see No Aircraft Noise)

  • Commonwealth Centre Party (1961)

  • Commonwealth Liberal Party (1909-17)

  • Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Party (2018; never ran in elections)

  • Communist Alliance (2009-12)

  • Communist Party of Australia (1920-91)

  • Communist Party of Australia (1971-)

  • Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist) (1964-)

  • Community 1st Party (2000s)

  • Community First Team (2016-)

  • Community Action Party (2008-)

  • Community Independents (1989)

  • Community Initiative Referendum Alliance (1996)

  • Community Party (see ACT Community Party)

  • Companions and Pets Party (2022-)

  • Concerned Christian Candidates (1980)

  • Confederate Action Party of Australia (1992-93)

  • Conservative Immigration Movement (1970)

  • Conservative National Party (see Fraser Anning's Conservative National Party)

  • Conservative Nationalist Party (1983)

  • Conservative Party of Australia (1984-98)

  • Conservative Party (1965)

  • Conservatives (see Australian Conservatives)

  • Conservatives (Queensland, pre-1908)

  • Constitutional Anti-Ministerialists (Victoria; pre-federation)

  • Constitutional (1927)

  • Constitutionalist Party (see Australian Constitutionalist Party)

  • Constitutional Republican (19??)

  • Consumer Rights & No-Tolls (2016-18)

  • Council for the Defence of Government Schools (1970s)

  • Country and Progressive National Party (1926-36)

  • Country Labor Party (2000-21)

  • Country Liberal Party (1974-)

  • Country NSW Party (1995-99)

  • Country Party (see The Nationals)

  • Country Party (South Australia, 1917-32)

  • Country Party Association (1913)

  • Country Party Queensland (1999-2000)

  • Country Progressive Party (1926-30)

  • Country Residents Party (1991)

  • Country Summit Alliance (1999)

  • Country-National Organisation (1941-44)

  • CountryMinded (2014-18)

  • Cowper Greens (1989-93)

  • CTA Child Protection (Elaine Nile) Party (1993-2000)

  • Curtin Labor Alliance (2001-05)


D

  • Danig Party of Australia (2018-19)

  • Dave Rugendyke (2001)

  • David Pocock (2022-)

  • David Pollard Independent (2020)

  • Davies Group (1990s)

  • Daylight Saving Extension (1994-95)

  • Daylight Saving for South East Queensland (2008-12)

  • Daylight Saving Party (2016-)

  • Deadly Serious Party (1984-88)

  • Defence and Ex-Services Party (1986-89)

  • Defence of Government Schools (1966-85)

  • Defence of Negative Kennetic Yamees (1979)

  • Democratic Association of Victoria (1872)

  • Democratic Labour Party (1955-)

  • Democratic Party (1920-25)

  • Democratic Party (1943-45)

  • Democratic Party (1968)

  • Democratic Party of Australia (1970)

  • Democratic Party of Australia (2022-)

  • Democratic Socialist Perspective (1972-2010)

  • Democratic Republican (1994)

  • Derryn Hinch's Justice Party (2015-)

  • Dignity Party (2004-19)

  • Disabled & Redeployed Workers Party (1989)

  • DOGS (see Council for the Defence of Government Schools)

  • Donkey Vote (2020; never ran in elections)

  • Douglas Credit Party (see Social Credit Party)

  • Drew Pavlou Democratic Alliance (2021-)

  • Drug Law Reform Australia (2013-17)


E

  • Earthsave (1996-99)

  • Eastern Suburbs Greens (1990-95)

  • Economic Reform Party (1931)

  • Economy Party (1910s)

  • Elaine Nile Party (see CTA Child Protection (Elaine Nile) Party)

  • Elect the President (1999)

  • Emergency Committee of South Australia (1931-32)

  • Engineered Australia Plan Party (1982-83)

  • Environment Independents (1995)

  • Environmental Action (1981)

  • Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy Australia (2007-10)

  • Equal Australia Party (2014-21, never ran in elections)

  • Esposito Group (1999)

  • Ethics and Sustainability Party (2010, never registered)

  • Ethnic Party of Australia (1983)

  • Eureka Movement (see Coke in the Bubblers)

  • Euthanasia Referendum Party (also referred to as Euthanasia Reform Party; 1999)

  • Ex-Service, Service and Veterans Party (2004-06)

  • Executive Country Party (1923-24)

  • Extremely Greedy 40% Extra Party (1996)


F


G

  • Gamers 4 Croydon (2009-10)

  • Gay and Lesbian Party (1999)

  • Geelong Community Alliance (1992)

  • Georges River Residents and Ratepayers Party (2021-)

  • Give Criminals Longer Sentences (1999)

  • Glenn Lazarus Team (2015-17)

  • Godfrey Bigot (see (Godfrey Bigot) People Before Party Politics)

  • Great Australian Party (see The Great Australian Party)

  • Great Australians Party (2003-06)

  • Green Alliance Senate – NSW (1990-96)

  • Greens Alliance (pre-1995)

  • Green Earth Alliance (1989)

  • Greens in Lowe (1990-95)

  • Green Party (pre-1995)

  • Grey Power (1983-94)

  • Griffith Party (see Liberals (Queensland; pre-federation))

  • Good For Manly (2012-)

  • Gun Owners & Sporting Hunters Rights (1999)

  • Gungahlin Equality Party (2001)


H


I


J

  • Jacqui Lambie Network (2015-)

  • Janet Powell Independents' Network (1992-93)

  • Jobless Action (1980)

  • Jobs for Everyone - Futures For All (1999)

  • John Hatton's Independent Team (2011)

  • John Madigan's Manufacturing and Farming Party (2013-16)

  • John Tingle - The Shooters Party (1999)

  • Julie Matheson for WA (2016-17)

  • Justice and Liberty Liberal (1948)

  • Justice Party (see Derryn Hinch's Justice Party)


K

  • Kaine Independent Group (1998)

  • Kanan Group (1999)

  • Kandy Kaola Children's Party (1979)

  • Katter's Australian Party (2011-)

  • Keep Sydney Open (2018-)

  • Kevin Ryan - Drug Reform (1999)

  • Kidstonites (1907-08)

  • Kim for Canberra (2022-)

  • King O'Malley Labor (1940s)

  • Koorie Independent Party (1976)


L

  • Labor (see Australian Labor Party)

  • Lake Mac Independents (2021-)

  • Lang Labor (1931-50)

  • Lang Labor (South Australia; 1931-34)

  • Law Reform Party (1971)

  • League of Experimental Psychiatry (1989)

  • Legalise Cannabis Australia (1993-)

  • Liberal (All-Parties) (1942)

  • Liberal and Democratic Union (1906-10)

  • Liberal Civic Party (1967-?)

  • Liberal Country Party (1937-43)

  • Liberal Democratic Party (1943-45)

  • Liberal Democrats (2001-)

  • Liberal Federation (1923-32)

  • Liberal Movement (1973-76)

  • Liberal Movement (2013; never ran in elections)

  • Liberal Party (see Australian Liberal Party)

  • Liberal Party (see Commonwealth Liberal Party)

  • Liberal Party (see Western Australian Liberal Party)

  • Liberal Party (1924-26)

  • Liberal Party (1945-)

  • Liberal Party (Queensland; 1908-1915)

  • Liberal Party (Victoria; pre-1901)

  • Liberal Party (see Victorian Liberal Party)

  • Liberal Reform (1901-16)

  • Liberal Reform Group (1966-69)

  • Liberal Union (1922-25)

  • Liberal Union (South Australia; 1910-23)

  • Liberal-National Party (2008-)

  • Liberals (Queensland; pre-federation)

  • Liberals For Climate - The Flux Network (see Flux)

  • Liberals for Forests (2001)

  • Libertarian Party (1970s-80s)

  • Libertarian Party of Australia (2020-; not registered)

  • Like Canberra (2016-18)

  • Liverpool Community Independents Team (1994-)

  • Lorraine Wearne Independents (????-)

  • Love Australia or Leave (2016-22)

  • Lower Excise Fuel and Beer Party (2001-05)


M

  • MacArthur Gruen Party (see The MacArthur Gruen Party)

  • Make Billionaires Pay More Tax! (1999)

  • Marie Bignold Team (1991)

  • Marijuana Party (see Australian Marijuana Party)

  • Marijuana Smokers Rights Party (1999)

  • Majority Labor Party (1922-23)

  • Marine Environment Conservation Party (1990s-2013)

  • Marion Lê Social Justice Party (2012-15)

  • Marriage Equality Party (see Australian Equality Party)

  • Mature Australia Party (2014-17)

  • McIlwraith Conservatives (Queensland; pre-federation)

  • Mental Health Party (see Australian Mental Health Party)

  • Michael Moore Independent Group (later Moore Independents; 1992-98)

  • Mick Gallagher for Australia (1999)

  • Micro Business Party (2017-20)

  • Middle Australian Party (2012)

  • Middle Class Party (1943)

  • Ministerial Country Party (1921-24)

  • Ministerialists (Queensland; 1890-99)

  • Ministerialists (Western Australia; pre-1911)

  • Ministerialists (Victoria; pre-1902)

  • Motor Vehicle Consumer Protection Party (1999)

  • Motorists Party (see Civil Liberties & Motorists Party)

  • Mulcahy Canberra Party (2008)

  • Multicultural Progress Party (2014)

  • Mutual Party (2014-15)


N

  • National Action Party (1982-91)

  • National Alliance (1974)

  • National Country Party (see The Nationals)

  • National Front of Australia (1977-84)

  • National Humanitarian Party (1983-84)

  • National Labor Party (1916-17)

  • National Liberal Party (1974)

  • National Socialist Party of Australia (1967-70s)

  • National South West Coalition (1983)

  • National Party (see Australian National Party (1961))

  • National Party (South Australia; 1917-23)

  • National Party (Queensland; 1917-25)

  • National Party (Western Australia; 1978-85)

  • National Party of Australia (see The Nationals)

  • National Unity Australia (2012, never ran in elections)

  • National-Country Party (see The Nationals)

  • Nationalist and Secessionist Party (1934)

  • Nationalist Party (1917-31)

  • Nationalist Progressives (1913)

  • Nationals (see The Nationals)

  • Natural Law Party (1990-97)

  • Natural Medicine Party (see Health Australia Party)

  • Nella Hall Independents (2020-)

  • New Australian Party (1980-83)

  • New Party (see The New Party)

  • New Conservative Group (1991-92)

  • New Country Party (1988)

  • New Country Party (2003-06)

  • New Guinea Party (1963)

  • New Liberal Movement (1976-77)

  • New Order Labor Party (1944)

  • New Social Order (1941)

  • New State Movement (1968)

  • Nick Xenophon Team (see Centre Alliance)

  • No5G Party (2021-22)

  • No Aircraft Noise (1990s)

  • No Badgerys Creek Airport Party (1999)

  • No East West Link (2014; never ran in elections)

  • No GST Party (1997-2006)

  • No Hoo Haa Party (2002-11)

  • No Land Tax (2014-15)

  • No Mandatory Vaccination Party (2021-)

  • No Nuclear Waste Dumps Party (1999)

  • No Parking Meters Party (2006-13)

  • No Pokies (1997-2007)

  • No Privatisation People's Party (1999-2003)

  • No Rodeo (2006)

  • No Self-Government Party (1989)

  • No-Tolls.org (see Civil Liberties & Motorists Party)

  • No Tolls, No Sell-Offs (see Civil Liberties & Motorists Party)

  • No Toxic Incinerator Group (1991)

  • Non-Custodial Parents Party (1999-2006)

  • North Australia Party (1965-66)

  • North Queensland First (2019-)

  • North Queensland Labor Party (1944-77)

  • Northern Country Party (1920-23)

  • Northern Territory Nationals (1987-90)

  • NSW Ratepayers Party (1999)

  • NSW-BEST (2018, never registered)

  • NT-BEST (2018, never registered)

  • Nuclear Disarmament Party (1984-92)

  • Nuclear Disarmament Party (1984-2009)

  • Nurses Good Government Party (2001)


O

  • One Australia Movement (1986-92)

  • One Australia Party (1995-99)

  • One Nation (see Pauline Hanson's One Nation)

  • One Nation NSW (2000-07)

  • One Parliament for Australia (1943)

  • One Planet (2018-19; unregistered; see Climate Emergency)

  • One Territory Party (see Ban Fracking Fix Crime Protect Water)

  • Online Direct Democracy (2007-20)

  • Oppositionists (Queensland; 1890-99)

  • Oppositionists (Western Australia; pre-1911)

  • Oppositionists (Victoria; pre-1904)

  • Osborne Independent Group (1998)

  • Our Common Future Party (1999)

  • Our Local Community (2013-)

  • Our Sustainable Future (2016-)

  • Outdoor Recreation Party (1996-2017)

  • Outside Newcastle Sydney Wollongong Party (1999)


P

  • Palmer United Party (see United Australia Party)

  • Parliamentary Labor Party (1931-34)

  • Pangallo Independents (2008-14)

  • Party For Freedom (2015-16; never ran in elections)

  • Party to Expose the Petrov Conspiracy (1980s)

  • Party! Party! Party! (1989)

  • Paul Osborne (see Osborne Independent Group)

  • Pauline Hanson Group (2003-11)

  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation (1997-)

  • Pauline's United Australia Party (2007-10)

  • Peace on Earth (1983)

  • Pensioner and Citizen Initiated Referendum Alliance (1982-96)

  • Pensioner Power Association of Australia (1968-72)

  • People Against Paedophiles (1999)

  • People Before Party Politics (see (Godfrey Bigot) People Before Party Politics)

  • People First (1999)

  • People First Party (2021; never ran in elections)

  • People for the Bush (2010s; unregistered; see Climate Emergency)

  • People Power Party (2006)

  • People Power Victoria - No Smart Meters (2014-17)

  • People's Party (1910-17)

  • Pensioners (1961)

  • Peter Andren Independent Group (2007-08)

  • Peter Breen - Reform The Legal System (2000-02)

  • Phil Cleary - Independent Australia (1999-2003)

  • Pirate Party Australia (2008-21)

  • Premiers' Plan Labor (1932)

  • Primary Producers' Union (1919-20s)

  • Property Owners’ Rights Party (1963)

  • Progress Party (1975-81)

  • Progressive Conservative Party (1980-81)

  • Progressive Labor (1943)

  • Progressive Labour Party (1996-2006)

  • Progressive Liberals (see Australian Liberal Party)

  • Progressive Nationalist (1927)

  • Progressive Nationalist Party (1981-82)

  • Progressive Party (1901-07)

  • Progressive Party (1920-27)

  • Progressive Party (see Australian Progressive Party)

  • Progressives (see Australian Progressives)

  • Protectionist Party (1897-1909)

  • Protectionist Party (see Australian Protectionist Party)

  • Protestant Independent National (1925)

  • Protestant Labor Party (1925-30; 1938)

  • Protestant People's Party (1946-49)

  • Proud to be Australian (1983)

  • Public Hospital Alliance (1995)

  • Public Transport Party (1985)

  • Put WA First (2017-19; never ran in elections)


Q


R

  • Rainbow Party (1984)

  • Ratepayers of Port Phillip (2019-)

  • Real Change SA (2022)

  • Reason Australia (2017-)

  • Rebuild Australia Party (1996-99)

  • Reclaim Australia: Reduce Immigration (1996-99)

  • Redistribution Liberals (see Liberal Party (1924-26))

  • Referendum First Group (1984)

  • Reform League (1902-09)

  • Reform Parliamentary Superannuation Party (1999)

  • Reform Party (see Australian Reform Party)

  • Reform the Legal System (1999-2007)

  • Reignite Democracy Australia Party (2021; never ran in elections)

  • Registered Clubs Party (1999)

  • Renew Australia (2015-; never registered)

  • Renewable Energy Party (2016-18)

  • Republic 2001 Party (1999)

  • Republican Party of Australia (1982-2021)

  • Residents First Woollahra (2012-)

  • Residents Rally (1989-92)

  • Responsible Drug Reform for Australia (1999)

  • Responsible Gamblers Party (1999)

  • Restore the Workers' Rights Party (2007-11)

  • Returned Servicemen's and Citizen's Political Federation (1920)

  • Returned Soldiers National Party (1918)

  • Revenue Tariff Party (1903)

  • Revolutionary Socialist Party (2008-13; never contested elections as registered party)

  • Rex Patrick Team (2021-)

  • Re-elect Ivan Petch (1999)

  • Riders' and Motorists' Party (1995-99)

  • Rise Up Australia Party (2011-19)


S


T


U

  • Unemployed Workers Union (1979-81)

  • Uninflated Movement (1984)

  • Union Solidarity Party (1985)

  • Unite Australia Party (1986-1990)

  • United Australia Party (1931-1945)

  • United Australia Party (1997)

  • United Australia Party (2013-)

  • United Canberra Party (2001)

  • United Christian Party (1972-83)

  • United Farmers and Graziers Association of Western Australia (1971)

  • United Party (see National Party (Queensland; 1917-25))

  • United People Party (1989)

  • United People's Party (2019-; never ran in elections)

  • United Tasmania Group (1972-90)

  • Uniting Australia Party (2013-2015)

  • Unity Party (1999-2007)

  • Utting Group (1990s)


V

  • Vallentine Peace Group (1986-90)

  • Veterans Party (see Australian Defence Veterans Party)

  • VIC-BEST (2018, never registered)

  • Victorian Farmers Union (1920s-?)

  • Victorian Liberal Party (1954-55)

  • Victorian Socialist Party (1906-32)

  • Victorian Socialists (2018-)

  • Victorians Party (2021-)

  • Voice for the West (2014-15)

  • Voice of the Elderly (1979)

  • Voice of the People Party (1999)

  • Voices for the Senate (2021-)

  • Voluntary Euthanasia Party (2013-21)

  • Vote 1 Local Jobs (2014-19)

  • Voter Rights Party (2018; never ran in elections)


W


X


Y

  • Yellow Vest Australia (2015-20)

  • Young Australia National Party (1909-10s)

  • Young Australia Party (1925)

  • Young Australians Caring for Our Future (1999)

  • Young National Party of Australia (1999-2010)

  • Your Northern Beaches Independent Team (2017-)


Z


 

NOTES:

  • Abolish State Government was also known as Abolish State Governments!

  • Advance Australia Party (2010-19) was originally known as the Building Australia Party

  • Australian Citizens Party was originally known as the Citizens Electoral Council of Australia

  • Australian Equality Party was also known as Australian Equality Party (Marriage) & the Marriage Equality Party

  • Australian Family Movement was known as Family Team in the ACT

  • Australian Liberal Party is also referred to as the Progressive Liberals

  • Ban Fracking Fix Crime Protect Water was known as 1 Territory until the 2020 NT election

  • Centre Alliance was known as the Nick Xenophon Team until 2018 (with SA-BEST (Federal) proposed as a name change at one point)

  • Christian Democratic Party (1977-2022) was known as Call to Australia until 1998

  • Civil Liberties & Motorists Party has - at various different times since being formed in 2012 - been known as the Motorists Party; Civil Liberties, Consumer Rights, No-Tolls; Consumer Rights & No-Tolls Party; No-Tolls.org; No Tolls, No Sell Offs; and Consumer Rights & No-Tolls

  • Climate Change Coalition changed its name briefly to 4Change in 2009

  • Coalitionists & True Blues are informal names for wings of the Progressive Party (1920-27) following a split in 1921

  • Commonwealth Liberal Party is also known more simply as the Liberal Party

  • Communist Alliance was briefly called The Communists from 2011 until 2012

  • Communist Party of Australia (1971-) was known as the Socialist Party of Australia from 1971 (when it was formed) until 1996

  • Council for the Defence of Government Schools is also known more simply as DOGS

  • Country NSW Party was only known as The Country

  • Democratic Labour Party was originally known as Australian Labor Party (Anti-Communist)

  • Democratic Party (1968) - which ran in the WA state election - and the Democratic Party of Australia (1970) - which ran in the federal election - are very possibly linked, but will remain separate until it can be confirmed

  • Democratic Socialist Perspective was also known as the Democratic Socialist Electoral League & was also referred to informally as Democratic Socialists

  • Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy Australia was also known as Conservatives for Climate and Environment (or more simply, Climate Conservatives)

  • Ethics and Sustainability Party is also known more simply as the Ethics Party

  • Family First South Australia was also known as SA Family First

  • Flux is known as Liberals For Climate - The Flux Network in WA

  • Former Progressive Party is the name used for members of the Progressive Party (1901-07) at the 1907 & 1910 NSW state elections when it declined in parliamentary representation

  • Free Trade Party was known as the Anti-Socialist Party from 1906-09 (when it ceased to exist)

  • Freedom and Prosperity Party was also known as No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics and The Climate Sceptics

  • Green Alliance & Green Party (also referred to more simply as Greens) were predecessors of the current Australian Greens SA party

  • Health Australia Party was known as the Natural Medicine Party from 2013 (when it was formed) until 2015

  • If we say "pre-(year)" we are referring to the year named being listed as the final year a party or grouping was active at elections, or when they were disbanded

  • Independent Nationalists would not usually be listed here (they appear to be a grouping, not a party, and 6 News & other sources treat them like (for example) Independent Labor candidates), but they continued contesting elections until 1947, even after the Nationalists were dissolved in 1931, so we'll include them on this list

  • Industrial Labor Party (1936-39) is also known as the Heffron Labor Party

  • Independent Labor WA (similarly to the Independent Nationalists) appears to be - at the very least - an informal grouping, with Independent Labour VIC in a similar situation

  • Industrial Socialist Labor Party (1919-20) has links to the Industrial Labor Party (founded in 1921, dissolved sometime in the 1920s) and some sources indicate Independent Labor Party was a third party affiliated with ISLP. However, 6 News has not been able to find sources to back it up, and therefore Independent Labor is not listed as a separate party in this instance

  • Informed Medical Options Party was originally known as the Involuntary Medication Objectors (Vaccination/Fluoride) Party

  • Julie Matheson for WA became the Western Australia Party in 2017

  • Lang Labor (South Australia; 1931-34) is in a unique situation in that it supported the ideals of NSW state premier Jack Lang (who formed Lang Labor) but was not in a situation like we see today with state branches of parties. At least 1 candidate was also referred to as a 'Lang Plan' candidate.

  • Legalise Cannabis Australia was known as Help End Marijuana Prohibition until 2021 at a federal level (2020 at a state level)

  • Liberal Democrats contested the 2007 federal election as the Liberty and Democracy Party and changed their name to the Liberal Democratic Party (which they still go by today)

  • Liberal Party (1924-26) were also referred to as Redistribution Liberals

  • Liberal Party was known as the Liberal and Country League in South Australia from its formation in 1932 until 1974

  • Liberal Reform Group was known as the Australian Reform Movement from 1967 until it was dissolved in 1969

  • Liberals (Queensland; pre-federation) are also known as the Griffith Party

  • National Party (Queensland; 1917-25) was known as the Queensland United Party from 1923-25 (when it ceased to exist)

  • Online Direct Democracy was also known as Senator Online & Climate Action! Immigration Action! Accountable Politicians!

  • Osborne Independent Group is also known more simply as Paul Osborne

  • Pensioner and Citizen Initiated Referendum Alliance was known as the Pensioner Party of Australia from its creation in 1982 until 1990

  • Premiers' Plan Labor refers to MPs expelled by Labor in Victoria in 1932 over their support for the Premiers' Plan (something that can be covered at a later time), with MPs also referred to as Independents or Independent Labor at the 1932 state election

  • Progress Party was initially known as the Workers Party from its creation in 1975 until 1977

  • Progressive Nationalist (1927) refers to a single candidate, Wilfrid Kent Hughes, who failed to get Nationalist preselection & won the seat of Kew at the Victorian state election as an independent, also referred to as a Progressive Nationalist, although he joined the Nationalists soon after

  • Riders' and Motorists' Party was later known as Riders' and Motorists Party Inc.

  • Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party was known as the Shooters Party from 1992 (when it was formed) until 2009, and the Shooters and Fishers Party until 2016

  • Social Credit Party is also known as Douglas Credit Party

  • Sustainable Australia Party was originally known as the Sustainable Population Party, has run under the name Stable Population Party of Australia & is officially registered as Sustainable Australia Party - Stop Overdevelopment/Corruption

  • The Nationals were originally known as the Country Party & the National Country Party

  • TNL was originally known as The New Liberals & is still informally referred to as such

  • United Australia Party was known as the Palmer United Party until 2018

  • United Christian Party was also known as the Australian Christian Party

  • Voices for the Senate was originally known as Independent Voices For The Senate

  • Women’s Rights And Gender Equity Party was originally known as the Fix It Party

  • Yellow Vest Australia was originally known as the Australian Liberty Alliance