Candidate Application

Candidate Application

Thank you for your interest in applying as a candidate for Small Business Australia. Applications are now open for interested people and party members to become candidates for All States and Territories.

Opportunities exist in Local Councils, State Lower House and Legislative Council (Upper House where applicable) Seats and Federal Lower House and Senate Seats.

Once a completed form has been received, your application will be reviewed, and if you progress to the next stage, Small Business Australia may arrange for you to be interviewed by a selection panel or person authorised by the party executive Federally or in the State or Territory you are located in. If successful, you will be required to sign a candidate agreement before being officially endorsed by the Party. This will be provided when you proceed to the next stage of endorsement.

Note: All applicants must be registered on the Federal and State or Territory electoral rolls to vote.

If not yet a member of Small Business Australia, you can join Small Business Australia by CLICKING HERE

    APPLICATION - Local Council / Electorate Choice

    I (your full name on electoral roll),* seek endorsement by Small Business Australia as a candidate for the Local Council or electorate listed below and acknowledge that I will read the candidate expectations document that will be emailed to me as a response to my submitting this form.

    Which Local Council / electorate areas do you currently live in?*

    Number of years you have lived in the Local Council / electorate area?*

    I wish to nominate in the State/Territory of (Select State/Territory you wish to run in)* for:

    Select Level of Government *

    Name of Local Council / Electorate / Upper House Region if applicable

    APPLICATION DETAILS - Details will be kept confidential.

    SBA Member No. (If not yet a member type TBA)*

    Party Branch (if applicable)

    Details including Electoral Roll address:

    Date of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy)*

    Place of Birth *

    First Name *

    Middle Name/s *

    Last Name *

    Marital Status*

    Number of Children and ages*

    Residential Address (as per Electoral Roll)

    Street Name *

    Address 2

    City/Town *

    Postcode *

    Postal Address (if different from above)

    Unit/Street/PO Box No.

    Street Name (if address is not a PO Box)



    Preferred Contact Numbers and Email

    Home Phone:

    Work Phone:

    Mobile Phone: *

    Your Email *

    Shadow Ministry and People's Cabinet

    Small Business Australia is establishing a Shadow Ministry and People's Cabinet in line with current Government Ministries for Federal and each State and Territory Government.

    We will have a quality team of Candidates across Australia that already includes a professional and experienced Shadow Ministry and People's Cabinet.

    This way our policies and messages can be presented by people who already have experience in their respective Ministries, unlike many within the current parties in Government.



    1. List you prime areas of policy interest:*

    2. What is your political philosophy?:*

    3. List at least three key funding priorities you would champion in your electorate:*

    4. What is your current occupation (please provide full details):*

    5. Please list any educational qualifications:*

    6. Please list your professional, trade or business experience:*

    7. How will you balance campaigning with your work and other commitments?:*

    8. Please provide details of any community involvement past and present:*

    9. Have you ever been a member of or a candidate for any other political party? If so, which party/ies, in what capacity and when?:*

    10. Have you been an independent candidate for any election in Australia including Local Government? If so please provide details:*

    11. Please details any other political experience you may have:*

    12. Have you ever been charged with an indictable offence or have you to your knowledge ever been under investigation in relation to an indictable offence. (Please provide details if applicable):*

    13. Are you now or have you ever been bankrupt or have you now or ever entered into an arrangement with your creditors under the Bankruptcy Act? (Please provide details if applicable):*

    14. Please outline your proposed strategies and budget on how you intend to run and fund your election campaign:*

    15. Please provide contact details (phone/email) for three (3) referees (other than family members) who have known you for five years or more and are able to vouch as to your good character:*

    16. Have you any other comments/information you would like to provide that may assist with your application to being preselected by Small Business Australia for your nominated seat?:*

    I (your full name),* declare:

    The answers I have given above in my application to be a candidate for Small Business Australia are true and correct in all respects;
    • I am registered on the Electoral Rolls at the address provided.
    • I will provide a recent headshot photo of myself.
    • I understand that if my application is to proceed, I will be expected to undertake a formal interview, in person or via video link.
    • I understand that if my application is successful, I will be required to Join Small Business Australia if I am not already a member.
    • I understand that if my application is successful, I will be required to enter into a Candidate’s Agreement.
    Declaration Acceptance: Enter Date (dd/mm/yyyy)*

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