List of political parties in Australia

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This is a list of Australian political parties. There are also other parties which are only active at a state level. This list includes all parties registered with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).

Registered for elections with the AEC[change | change source]

For latest details see: http://aec.gov.au/Parties_and_Representatives/Party_Registration/Registered_parties/index.htm

Parties with seats in the Federal ParliamentAs of the last election in 2022, the following parties held at least one seat in the Australian Federal Parliament.[change | change source]

Note: The Liberal Party of Australia and the National Party of Australia are in a centre-right coalition called the "Liberal–National Coalition", also commonly known simply as "the Coalition". The Coalition held a majority in the Australian House of Representatives and were in government from 2013 to 2023.

Name (English) Abbr. Leader Ideology Position International organisations Seats in House of Representatives Seats in Senate Notes
Australian Labor Party ALP Anthony Albanese Social democracy Centre-left Socialist International 77 26
Liberal Party of Australia Lib Peter Dutton Conservatism, Economic Liberalism Centre-right International Democrat Union 42 26 In coalition since 1944 with the National Party of Australia
National Party of Australia Nat. Barnaby Joyce Conservatism, agrarianism Centre-right None 16 6 In coalition since 1944 with the Liberal Party of Australia
Australian Greens GRN Adam Bandt Green politics Left-wing Global Greens 4 12
Katter's Australian Party KAP Robbie Katter Agrarianism, right-wing populism, social conservatism Right-wing None 1 0
Centre Alliance Rebekha Sharkie Social liberalism Centre None 1 0
Pauline Hanson's One Nation PHON Pauline Hanson Hansonism, right-wing populism Right-wing None 0 2
Jacqui Lambie Network JLN Jacqui Lambie Centrism Big tent None 0 2
United Australia Party UAP Craig Kelly Right-wing populism Right-wing None 1 0

Additionally, independent politicians (mostly teal independents) hold 14 seats in the House of Representatives and one seat in the Senate.

Former political parties[change | change source]

These groups are no longer registered and can no longer take part in elections. A number of these may still exist but they are not political parties.