Our party is run by members, for members. Whether it's our leader, members of Federal Committees or the teams that run your local party, everyone is elected by other members.
On this page, you can find out about current elections, how you can stand, how you can nominate other members. You'll also find guidance on the nomination process, election rules and guidance documentation.
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We keep an archive of internal election results on this site. You can view them here.
You can find all of the historic Federal Election results here. This archive of historic results are possible thanks to the late Colin Rosenstiel who dilligently maintained records of these election results.
Interested in standing for election? Find out more about the process and how to get nominated here.
If you're wanting to stand as a candidate in this round of elections, then you'll need to make sure you get nominated. This is a three step process:
You can find out more about the process and requirements on the Candidate Guidance page.
Candidates standing for election need to gain a number of nominations from other members. Find out how you can nominate someone else here.
Candidates wanting to stand for party positions need to gain a number of nominations from ordinary members in order to make it onto the ballot. You can only submit nominations online for this round of elections. The process of nominating someone is simple:
You'll also find guidance on how to complete the process and troubleshoot problems that may occur during the process on the nominations guidance page.
Our elections are run to a process, timeline and rules specified in the Constitution.
If you need to understand the elections timetable, what posts are up for election, the rules or anything else then this section is for you!
The Election Regulations are the rules under which the election is run. The Candidate Guidance is a supplementary document designed to help candidates comply with those rules in a practical way. You'll also find a published timetable for the elections and a selection of frequently asked questions.
If you're concerned that a candidate or another member may have broken the election rules, you can raise a concern with the Returning Officer here.
If you believe that a candidate or another member may be breaking the election rules it's important that you raise that with the Returning Officer as soon as possible, to make sure our elections are free and fair.
You can raise a concern by completing the "Report a concern" form linked below, which will then be sent onto the Returning Officer.
Your report will be treated as confidential, but you will need to provide the Returning Officer with as much information as you have to enable them to look into your concern.