One minor party hopes to govern Australia and at least one of the others hopes to become the third major force in Australian politics.
There's a record number of parties registered for the 2013 federal election and most of the 50-plus groups won't put on much of a show.
The micro parties tend to be one-issue groups aiming to show their beef can attract votes in the hope that the winning party might address the problem.
But some are aiming higher.
Billionaire Clive Palmer started the Palmer United Party (PUP) and says he wants to become prime minister to create opportunities for Australians.
He's fielding candidates everywhere and they've been picked to attract votes.
Former rugby league star Glenn Lazarus is one of them, there's also former world champion boxer Barry Michael and former AFL great Doug Hawkins - who says he's looking forward to "sticking it up `em in Canberra".
Palmer has even pinched John Bjelke Petersen, son of the more famous Joh, who switched to PUP from the Liberal National Party because he believes Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has "shafted" the bush.
Millionaire Jamie McIntyre is also aiming big.
His ambition is to be the third force in Australian politics - but not necessarily in this election.
His 21st Century Australia Party aims to recruit 35,000 members and become a major power over the next 10 to 20 years.
McIntyre wants to overhaul what he says is an outdated 19th Century political system that needs to be modernised for the 21st Century and his website has 21 steps to get there.
Bob Katter also knows exactly what he wants.
His Katter's Australian Party seeks to significantly change the political direction of the nation.
"This is a challenging task, but then again, Australians have never shied away from a job that needs to be done," he says.
One of the tasks is to shrink the 457 visa program by 93 per cent.
And one of his key recruits, country music star James Blundell, is likely to take aim at political correctness after calling it the cancer of the nation.
The WikiLeaks Party has a smaller agenda.
The party's star candidate, Julian Assange, is making a tilt a the Victorian senate while still holed up in Ecuador's London Embassy.
Assange won't leave the embassy because he faces extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault and he fears he would then be extradited to the US.
He told AAP his election bid was all about democracy.
But Assange was reported earlier this year saying he hoped if he was elected to the Australian Senate that the US Department of Justice would back down from its investigations into him to avoid sparking an international incident.
He reportedly said he hoped the British government would follow suit so he could leave the embassy in London.
Long-time euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke heads the Voluntary Euthanasia Party's tilt for a ACT Senate seat to call for choice for the terminally ill and dignity in the final years of life.
Dr Nitschke has previously run unsuccessfully against anti-euthanasia Liberal MP Kevin Andrews in Victoria.
Everyone knows what One Nation's about, and Pauline Hanson is back with them trying for a senate seat to do something about the country being "swamped" by boat people.
On a similar theme, Sri Lankan-born Pastor Danny Nalliah, has started the Rise Up Australian Party and hopes to end multiculturalism.
This Senate wannabe once tried to exorcise evil spirits from Canberra.
Also registered for this election are the bullet train party, an animal justice party, the coke in the bubblers party, the sex party, motoring enthusiasts, a pirate party, climate sceptics, a non-custodial parents party, republicans, shooters and fishers, a fishing and lifestyle party, socialists and others.