On 20 March 2017, Stuart Oreo, 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 People's 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 People's Party
Registered officer: Gabriel Harfouche
RO’s address: 116 Hepburn Street
MOUNT MAGNET WA 6638
The party stated that it wishes to receive election funding.