Australian Electoral Commission

Enrolment statistics

Updated: 10 April 2014

Enrolment and voting is compulsory for every Australian citizen aged 18 years or older.

Every year, the AEC encourages Australians to comply with their legislated obligation to enrol to vote and to keep their details current on the electoral roll. The AEC's goal is to ensure at least 95% of eligible Australians are on the electoral roll at all times.

We publish statistics on a regular basis to show the number of Australians enrolled nationally, and by state/territory and division. Statistics on the AEC's direct enrolment and update process are available in enrolment activity by state/territory and enrolment type.

Size of the electoral roll and estimated participation rate*
Electors enrolled Eligible Australians Proportion of eligible Australians enrolled Estimated 'missing' from the electoral roll
14 855 337 16 027 061 92.7% 1 171 724

* as at 31 March 2014