The Australian Labor Party

The Australian Labor Party is Australia’s oldest political party. Our history is intertwined with the history of Australia’s democracy and labour movement.

Labor’s commitment to fairness at work, access to quality education no matter what a person’s circumstances and a firm belief that we should all have the same opportunities in life underpin what we do.

Labor has always aimed to, in the words of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam:

“Promote equality, to involve the people of Australia in the decision-making processes of our land, and to liberate the talents and uplift the horizons of the Australian people.”

Membership of the Australian Labor Party is open to all residents of Australia who share our objectives.

When you join the Labor Party, you have the option to join a branch in your area. Local branches are a great way to get involved in local political or community campaigns and meet other people involved in your community. As a branch member you will also become eligible to vote in the Party’s decision making and stand in internal party elections. Branch members generally meet once a month and local branches will often hold additional events you can take part in.

It’s a great opportunity to interact with others who share your beliefs.