Become a Candidate

Stand up for your country alongside One Nation


Thank you for showing an interest in becoming a Pauline Hanson's One Nation candidate.

Before submitting your nomination, please check that you are eligible to run in the federal election ie. you are not a dual citizen. Please check the requirements to stand as a candidate under the Australian Constitution here.

Below are the steps involved in our candidate endorsement process. 

  1. You must be a One Nation party member. Get the form here

  2. You must complete our 'CANDIDATES QUESTIONNAIRE' and also provide us with your resume with references and photo. Download a PDF copy and complete, scan and email it back to us.

  3. Our Candidate Selection Committee will read your 'Candidates Questionnaire' submission and contact all successful applicants to arrange an interview. Interviews will be conducted in person, alternatively a Skype interview can be arranged for those who live out of the office region. 

  4. If you are successful, you will be provided with our “One Nation Candidate Application Form” and other relevant election forms which must be submitted to the head office and accompanied by a police check and the candidate application fee.  

  5. Endorsed candidates will receive an official letter from the party Secretary and your endorsement will be finalised.

You can start campaigning as a Pauline Hanson's One Nation candidate.

One Nation believes it is an honour to be selected to represent your electorate at a council, state or federal level, and becoming involved in politics is not to be taken lightly. We applaud you for taking a stand to contribute to the future of Australia. 

If you need help completing the application process or have further questions, please email



Q: How much does it cost to be a candidate and to run in an election?

A: The minimum spend will be your application fee to the party of $150 plus the Electoral Commission nomination fee (currently $250 for State and for Federal elections, $1000 for House of Reps and $2000 for the Senate). Please visit the AEC website or your State Electorate Commission website for this information. Candidates are required to fund their own campaigns, including flyers, corflutes, business cards, nomination fees, travel etc. Candidates will be refunded their costs through electoral funding IF they receive the minimum number of votes required. e.g. 4% of the vote for a Federal Election; please ask the office for more information. Candidates must understand that they are responsible for financing their campaign and the Pauline Hanson’s One Nation considers the cost of a decent campaign (without TV advertising) to be around $5,000-$10,000 per electorate.

Q: How much time do I have to spend campaigning?

A: You may spend as little or as much time as you want campaigning, it is entirely up to you however we do want candidates who are going to work hard and give it their best shot. We do strongly suggest that you become known in the community so you should spend as much time as possible talking to people and businesses and making your time available for candidate and electorate campaign meetings.

Q: Is being a candidate a paid position?

A: No. One Nation is a minor political party and does not have the funds available that the major parties do so we are not able to pay people to stand as candidates. All One Nation candidates campaign because they truly care for their community and want to make a difference. If One Nation receives substantial donations, we are happy to help with campaign promotional costs.

Q: I would like to run as a candidate however I am not sure on how to. Does One Nation provide candidate training?

A: Yes, One Nation provides candidates with information and training so that they are empowered throughout their election campaign. One Nation also has office staff, a candidate management committee and also our leader, Pauline Hanson, available to guide our candidates. We also provide a section of our website to each candidate for them to have their profile listed. We provide the artwork designs for corflutes and letterbox flyers for our candidates but it is up to each candidate to hold fundraising activities, to fund their campaign. The Electoral Commissions also provide a Candidates Handbook with more information.

Q: Are their any other rules or information I need to be aware of?

A: Please refer to the Electorate Acts for more information.

If you have further questions, please email