What's happening

Thousands of temporary paid roles will be available at the next federal election. It’s easy to apply and training provided. Can we count you in?

Electoral laws do not restrict the sending of text messages. Messages need to be authorised either in the message or via a link so you know the source. The AEC does not provide telephone numbers to political parties.

Changes to the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 relating to party registration, electoral offences and operational AEC processes have been passed by Parliament. Further information regarding these changes will be made available progressively.

While some AEC offices are fully open to the public, those in hotspot areas may be closed.

I'm overseas

There are a range of options available to you if you are living or going overseas.

Innovating for the future

Read about how we will deliver our purpose and ensure an efficient, effective and secure electoral system for Australia.


There will be intermittent outages to the AEC Website between 8pm Friday 17 September & 6am Saturday 18 September 2021 due to AEC website maintenance.

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