Parliamentary Electorates and Elections Act 1912 No 41
83E Notification of independent candidacy
(1) A candidate in an election may request that the word
“Independent” be printed adjacent to the candidate’s name on
the ballot-papers for the election.
(2) Any such request is to be in writing signed by the person making
(3) Any such request is to be given before noon on the day of
(a) in the case of a periodic Council election—the Electoral
(b) in the case of an election of a Member of the Assembly for an
electoral district—the returning officer for the district or the
(4) A candidate may not make both a request under this section and a
claim under section 81C to have the candidate’s name included in a group
on the ballot-paper.