Australian Cyclists Party
|Headquarters||PO Box 460, Berry NSW 2535|
The Australian Cyclists Party is a minor political party in Australia. It was registered with the New South Wales Electoral Commission in 2014, and unsuccessfully contested the 2015 New South Wales state election. It was also registered later with the Victorian Electoral Commission, and unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Victorian state election. It registered with the Australian Electoral Commission for federal elections on 20 August 2014 and voluntarily deregistered on 5 September 2017. It remained registered for New South Wales state elections, but not Victoria.
The party uses the slogan I Cycle, I Vote, and aims to raise awareness of cycling-related issues.
The party's founder was Omar Khalifa, a former CEO of Bicycle New South Wales. Khalifa was the lead candidate in the group of 15 candidates (this many are required to get a box "above the line") at the 2015 New South Wales state election in the New South Wales Legislative Council, coming third-last of all parties with just 0.43 percent of the vote. The party also fielded candidates in six lower house electorates.
The Australian Cyclists Party fielded nine senate candidates and two candidates for seats in the House of Representatives in the 2016 federal election. The one Cyclists Party candidate in Victoria was second in Group E on the Senate ballot paper, sharing the group with the candidate for the Science Party.
- "List of Registered Parties". Elections.nsw.gov.au. New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
- "Australian Cyclists Party Voluntary Deregistration" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. 5 September 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
Notice under s 135(1) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 Australian Cyclists Party was registered on 20 August 2014 and deregistered on 5 September 2017. Reason: s 135(1) – voluntary deregistration
- "Currently registered parties". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
- O'Reilly, Michael (October 13, 2013). "Australian Cyclists Party plans upper house bids in Victoria, NSW". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
- LC NSW 2015 election results: ABC
- "Summary of Candidates and parties Contesting the 2015 NSW Election". Antony Green's Election Blog. ABC. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
- "Candidates for the 2016 federal election". Australian Electoral Commission. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.