Application to change a registered political party’s name

Thursday 8 June 2023

For immediate release

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) has received an application to change the name of a registered political party in accordance with the Electoral Act 2002 (Electoral Act).

Current name of party: Liberal Democratic Party

Current abbreviation: Liberal Democrats

Proposed name: Libertarian Party

Proposed abbreviation: Libertarian

The application is signed by the secretary of the party.

The application does not include the registration of a new logo and the party has requested to deregister the current logo from the register of political parties.

Objections to the proposed change must be submitted to the VEC in writing no later than Monday 10 July. Valid reasons for objection include the party's name not being allowed under section 47 of the Electoral Act.

Letters of objection can be posted to the VEC, Level 11, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 or sent to the Party Registration team via email to

Objections must be signed and include the objector's address. Details of any objections will be de-identified and be made available to the applicant.