On 9 May 2016, Gina Dario, A/g 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 Australian Recreational Fishers 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: Australian Recreational Fishers Party
Abbreviation: no abbreviation sought
Registered officer: Kevin Harkins
RO's address: 42 Shelomith Drive
ACTON PARK TAS 7170
The party stated that it wishes to receive election funding.