Sustainable Australia (NSW)
Sustainable Australia registered a NSW party in December 2017, to contest the state election on 23 March 2019.
By far the best chance for the party to gain a Parliamentary seat in the next election cycle is the NSW State election.
The quota for a NSW Upper House (Legislative Council) seat is 4.5% of the State vote. By comparison, it is 14.3% for the Senate in Federal Parliament. A party will likely win the last seat if it gets half a quota on first preferences, around 2-2.5% of the vote.
We believe we can achieve this and need more help.
Please join today!
Sustainable Australia (NSW) will be campaigning on secure jobs, affordable housing, better planning and a sustainable environment. Sustainable Australia is the only party to offer the choice of a 'Better, not bigger' Australia including a clear policy to end our Liberal/Labor/Greens-engineered rapid population growth. More policy detail here.
Join Sustainable Australia (NSW)
NB: Our temporary free membership option expired on 1 October 2017 due to us achieving our target of 1000 members, and registering with the NSW Electoral Commission.
Importantly, the Australian Electoral Commission (covering Federal elections) and the NSW Electoral Commission (covering State elections) are separate bodies and require separate application processes. Yes, frustrating!
> Join the federal party - Sustainable Australia
Any NSW citizen that joins our Federal party (which provides full federal membership benefits) automatically becomes a member of our NSW State party - Sustainable Australia (NSW). Joining fee applies. Membership lasts until you resign.
However, we have a two step process, including the manual NSW form.
Step 1: Complete the Federal party application form online:
Step 2: Complete the NSW membership form:
NB: Please ensure you clearly hand-write (not type) your full legal name and electoral roll details, as well as the party name exactly as:
Sustainable Australia (NSW)
Click on image to download:
If you have any problems here, visit this page and directly download 'Declaration of Party Membership (PDF, 18.9 KB)':
In coming months, the NSWEC will write to a small sample of NSW members and request that they confirm their membership.
How to return the form?
1. By email - Email it to nsw@SustainableAustralia.org.au after you scan the completed form (or just take a quality photo with your phone / camera)
2. By post - Sustainable Australia (NSW), PO Box 575, Crows Nest NSW 1585
3. Ask us to post you one - Email nsw@SustainableAustralia.org.au with your postal address and ask for a form (or two) with a reply-paid envelope!
Q: Why is the manual NSW membership form required?
A: This is a requirement of the NSW Electoral Commission to demonstrate that you are a genuine member (one of 750+ in NSW) for State election registration. Yes, it's archaic and designed (legislated) by the major parties to help stop minor parties from getting registered!
Q: Can I join if I don't live in NSW?
A: Yes, click here.
* If you are looking to blame any ethnic or religious minority group for Australia's growing problems, please do not proceed. You must also be an Australian citizen, and cannot be a current member of another political party.
Authorised by the NSW Committee: William Bourke, Deborah Smythe and Christopher Thomas.
If you have any questions, please contact us.