On 6 August 2014, Seema Srivastava, Assistant Commissioner Funding and Disclosure, as a delegate of the Australian Electoral Commission for the purposes of s.126(3) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (the Act), approved the application from 10 members of The Arts 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: The Arts Party
Registered officer: Patrick James Collins
RO’s address: 112A Botany Street
Kingsford NSW 2035
The party stated that it wishes to receive election funding.