On 22 March 2016, Tim Courtney, A/g First Assistant Commissioner, as a delegate of the Electoral Commission for the purposes of s.126 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (the Act), approved the application from ten members of the Renewable Energy Party for registration as a political party under the Act. Under s.133(1) of the Act, the following information was entered in the Register of Political Parties:
Name of party: Renewable Energy Party
Abbreviation: Renewable Energy Party
Registered officer: Graham Askey
RO’s address: 9 Frank Street
LISMORE NSW 2480
The party stated that it wishes to receive election funding.