On 24 January 2017, Joanne Reid, Acting 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 Workers 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 Workers Party
Registered officer: Wayne Brooks
RO’s address: 2/15 Bradman Way
URANGAN QLD 4655
The party stated that it wishes to receive election funding.