Application for registration approved - Bank Reform Party

Updated: 25 February 2013

File reference: Reg4910, 12/851

The delegate of the Australian Electoral Commission determined that the Bank Reform Party should be registered under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.


On 26 August 2013, the Australian Electoral Commission (the AEC) received an application from the Bank Reform Party (the Party) to be registered as a political party under the provisions of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (the Electoral Act).

The AEC conducted a series of tests usually undertaken as part of the initial consideration of an application and, on 10 January 2013, the delegate of the AEC found no reason to refuse the Party's application and approved its advertisement for public input. The application was advertised in the Commonwealth Gazette and 10 newspapers achieving coverage throughout Australia on 16 January 2013, as required by s.132 of the Electoral Act. A period of one month was provided from that date for any person or organisation to lodge reasons why the Party should not be registered.


No responses to the advertisement were received by 18 February 2013.


The delegate of the AEC registered the Bank Reform Party.

21 February 2013