TASMANIAN Labor's rank and file want a say in who becomes the next national leader of the party.
Labor state secretary John Dowling said the Tasmanian branch was strongly in favour of a ballot for the position of Opposition Leader which would give members a vote for the first time.
Former education minister Bill Shorten was the only person to have nominated for Labor Party leader by yesterday evening ahead of today's caucus meeting to decide the next steps.
Mr Dowling supported Mr Shorten's bid for the role, but also expressed support for other candidates to contest the ballot.
"Tasmanian Labor has led the way when it comes to supporting direct member involvement in decision making on matters as vital as the leadership of the party."
Last year Tasmanian Labor changed its rules to eventually give members a direct say in a future decision on the leadership of the Tasmanian party.
"I think there is a lot of enthusiasm amongst the membership for a ballot to take place and members would relish the opportunity to be involved in that process," Mr Dowling said.
Tasmanian Young Labor has urged former deputy prime minister Anthony Albanese to stand as well.
"I believe Albo would win the membership component of a leadership ballot comprehensively," president Adam Clarke said.
"He has a lot of support amongst the rank-and-file and it's time their voices were heard."
However, Tasmanian Labor Senator Helen Polley said the rules around the new process were "vague" and she was concerned about the time a ballot involving members would take.
"The most important thing going forward is unity," Senator Polley said.
"The best thing for the party is to have a leader as quickly as possible."
Senator Polley believed Mr Shorten had the backing of a strong majority of caucus.