What is a republic?

Becoming a republic will complete our journey to full and recognisable independence and maturity as a nation.

A republic will put the Australian people first and foremost, with nobody born to rule over us.

Australians will be united in allegiance to Australia.

A republic means having an Australian as our Head of State, not a monarch inherited from another country.

All of our national institutions will then be in Australian hands.

The Head of State in an Australian republic will be chosen through a process to be determined by the people, by way of truly democratic engagement and culminating in a referendum.

The strong cultural links to Britain (and membership of the Commonwealth) will remain, with both countries as friends and equals.