List of historical political parties in Australia

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This article lists historical political parties in Australia.

These are Australian political parties which are no longer registered with any federal, state or territory political bodies, and can thus no longer contest elections. A number of these may still exist as organisations in some form, however, if they are inactive as a political party they are listed here. For notable political parties that are not registered but remain active, see unregistered political parties. Historical names of defunct and current parties are not included in the list as they are not separate entities.

Major parties[edit]

Federally represented[edit]

Name Period Ideology
Commonwealth Liberal Party 1909 – 1916 Liberalism (Australian)
Democratic Party (1940s) 1943 – 1945 Liberal conservatism
Emergency Committee of South Australia 1931 – 1932
Free Trade Party 1887 – 1909 Free trade
Anti-socialism
National Labor Party 1916 – 1917 Nationalism
Interventionism
Nationalist Party 1917 – 1931 Nationalism
Liberal conservatism
Protectionist Party 1887 – 1909 Social liberalism
Protectionism
United Australia Party 1931 – 1944 Liberalism
Economic nationalism

State represented[edit]

Name Period Ideology
Country and Progressive National Party 1926 – 1936 Agrarianism
Western Australian Liberal Party 1911 – 1917
Liberal and Democratic Union 1906 – 1910
Liberal Federation 1923 – 1932
Liberal Reform Party 1901 – 1916 Temperance
Liberal conservatism
Liberal Union 1910 – 1923
Progressive Party 1901 – 1907 Protectionism
Social liberalism

Other represented parties[edit]

Federal[edit]

Name Period Ideology
Australian Conservatives 2017–2019 Conservatism
Economic liberalism
Australia Party Anti-conscription
Social liberalism
Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party 2013–2017 Against anti-hooning laws
Australian Party Left-wing populism
Anti-communism
Australian Progressive Alliance
Country Progressive Party late 1920s–1930
Family First Party 2001–2017 Social conservatism
Christian right
Fraser Anning's Conservative National Party 2019–2020 National conservatism
Right-wing populism
Glenn Lazarus Team 2015–2017
Industrial Socialist Labor Party 1919–1921 Socialism
Labor (Non-Communist) 1940–1941 Labour politics
Anti-communism
Liberal Union
Liberal Country Party
Liberal Movement 1972–1977 Social liberalism
Progressivism
Majority Labor Party 1922–1923
National Alliance
National Liberal Party 1974–1974
Nuclear Disarmament Party 1984–2009 Nuclear disarmament
Progress Party 1975–1981 Libertarianism
Anti-socialism
Progressive Party 1920–1927
Queensland Labor Party 1957–1962
Revenue Tariff Party 1903–1903
Unite Australia Party 1986–1990
Victorian Farmers' Union
Western Australian Party 1906–1906

State/territory only[edit]

Name State/territory Period Ideology
A Better Future For Our Children New South Wales 1995–2003
Abolish Self Government Coalition Australian Capital Territory 1992–1995
Australian Liberal Party Victoria 1927–1932
Centre Party Tasmania 1969–1972
City Country Alliance Queensland 2000–2001
Communist Party of Australia Queensland 1944–1949 Communism
Marxism-Leninism
Country-National Organisation Queensland 1941–1944
Democratic Party New South Wales 1922–1925 Pro-Catholic
Executive Country Party Western Australia 1923–1924
Family Team Australian Capital Territory 1979–1986 Social conservatism
Hare-Clark Independence Party Australian Capital Territory 1991–1992
Illawarra Workers Party New South Wales 1987–1988
Independent Labor Group New South Wales 1959–1977
Independents Group Australian Capital Territory 1989–1995
Lang Labor (SA) South Australia 1931–1934
Liberals for Forests Western Australia 2001 Anti-logging
New Conservative Group Australian Capital Territory 1991–1992 Conservatism
New Country Party Western Australia 2003–2005
New Liberal Movement South Australia 1976–1977
No Self-Government Party Australian Capital Territory 1989–?
North Queensland Labor Party Queensland 1944–1977 Socialism
Northern Country Party Queensland 1920–1923
Northern Territory Nationals Northern Territory 1987–1990
One Nation NSW 2000 – 2007 Australian nationalism
Protectionism
Protestant Labor Party New South Wales 1925–1927
South Australia 1927–1930
Queensland 1938–?
Redistribution Liberals Victoria 1924–1926
Reform the Legal System New South Wales 1999–2007
Residents Rally Australian Capital Territory 1989–1992
SA First South Australia 1999–2002
Single Tax League South Australia 1930–1941 Georgism
Socialist Labor Party New South Wales 1920–1921 De Leonism
Unity Party New South Wales 1999–2007 Centrism
Multiculturalism
Victorian Liberal Party Victoria 1954–1955

Parties without representation[edit]

Name Period Ideology
All for Australia League 1931–1932
Australian Nationalist Party 1958–1958
Australian National Socialist Party 1962–1968 Nazism
White supremacy
Australian Commonwealth Party 1972–1972
Advance Australia Party Nationalism
Populism
Australians Against Further Immigration 1989–2008 Nationalism
Anti-immigration
Australian Conservative Party 1989–1991
Australia's Indigenous Peoples Party 1993–1999
Australian Women's Party 1995–2003 Feminism
Australian Recreational Fishers Party 2016–2017 Recreational fishers' interests
Australian Reform Party 1997–2002 Gun rights
Australian Fishing and Lifestyle Party 2006–2014
4Change 2007–2010
Australia's First Nations Political Party 2011–2015 Indigenous rights
Australian Bill of Rights Group Bill of Rights
Australian Defence Movement
Australian Marijuana Party Marijuana legalisation
Australian Motorist Party
Australian Defence Veterans Party 2015–2017
Bullet Train for Australia 2013–2017
Centre Party Fascism
Commonwealth Party 1943–1944
Commonwealth Centre Party 1961–1961
Conservative Party of Australia 1984–1998
Combined New Australia Party 1990–1990
Confederate Action Party of Australia 1992–1993
Country Party (South Australia) 1917–1932
Curtin Labor Alliance 2001–2005
Carers Alliance 2007–2015
Communist Alliance 2009–2012 Communism
CountryMinded 2014–2018
Consumer Rights & No-Tolls 2016–2018
Defence of Government Schools 1966–1985
Engineered Australia Plan Party 1982–1983
Deadly Serious Party 1980s–1988
Defence and Ex-Services Party 1986–1989
Earthsave 1996–1999
Democratic Socialist Electoral League 1998–2001
Daylight Saving for South East Queensland
Douglas Credit Party Social credit
Drug Law Reform Australia
Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy Australia
Ex-Service, Service and Veterans Party
Farmers and Producers Political Union 1904–1910
Freedom and Prosperity Party
FREE Australia Party 2010–2014
Fair Land Tax - Tax Party
Family Law Reform Party
Gamers 4 Croydon 2009–2010
Grey Power 1983–1994
Great Australians Party 2003–2006
Hear Our Voice 2007–2010
Human Rights Party
Hope Party Australia 1997–2006
Industrial Labor Party 1936–1939
Independent EFF 1987–1999
Liberal Party (1922) 1922–1922
Liberal Democratic Party 1943–1944
Mature Australia Party 2014–2017
Middle Class Party 1943–1943
Liberal Reform Group 1966–1969
Lower Excise Fuel and Beer Party 2001–2004
Mutual Party 2014–2015
Libertarian Party of Australia
Multicultural Progress Party
National Defence League 1891–1910
National Party (South Australia) 1917–1923
One Parliament for Australia 1943–1943
National Humanitarian Party 1983–1984
No Hoo Haa Party 2002–2011
Natural Law Party 1990–1997
One Australia Movement 1986–1992
One Australia Party 1995–1999
No GST Party
No Aircraft Noise
No Land Tax Campaign
National Action White supremacy
Fascism
National Socialist Party of Australia White supremacy
Nazism
New England New State Movement
Online Direct Democracy 2007–2020 Digital direct democracy
Outdoor Recreation Party (Stop the Greens) 1996–2017
Pangallo Independents Party
Pirate Party Australia 2008–2021 Pirate politics
E-democracy
Protestant People's Party 1946–1949
Queensland Labor Party 1957–1962
Progressive Conservative Party 1980–1980 White nationalism
Anti-immigration
Pensioner and Citizen Initiated Referendum Alliance 1982–1996
Party! Party! Party! 1989–1989 Joke
People Power Party 2006–2006 Progressivism
Pauline's United Australia Party 2007–2010 Protectionism
Social conservatism
Services and Citizens' Party 1943–1944
Services Party of Australia 1946–1946
Smokers' Rights Party 2012–2017
Social Democratic Party 1980–1983 Social democracy
Referendum First Group 1984–1984
Reclaim Australia: Reduce Immigration 1996–1999 Anti-immigration
Save the RAH 2010–2010
Restore the Workers' Rights Party 2007–2011 Workers rights
Trade unionism
Save Our State 1990–2010
Seniors United Party of Australia 2015–2021 Pensioners' interests
State Labor Party 1940–1944 Communism
Stop CSG Party 2013–2015
Sun Ripened Warm Tomato Party 1989–1989 Joke
Surprise Party 1989–1989 Joke
United Christian Party 1972–1983
United Tasmania Group 1972–1990 Green politics
Environmentalism
Tasmania Senate Team 1992-1996 Regionalism
Tasmania First Party 1996-2006 Regionalism
Gun rights
Taxi Operators Political Service 1997-2001
The Basics Rock 'n' Roll Party 2014
The Australian Mental Health Party 2016–2020 Mental health advocacy
Victorian Socialist Party 1906–1932 Socialism
Entryism
Voluntary Euthanasia Party 2013–2021 Voluntary euthanasia
Yellow Vest Australia 2015–2020 Right-wing populism
Anti-islam
Young Australia National Party 1909–1915 Pro-White Australia
What Women Want 2007–2010 Women's rights

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