It is recommended that all Australians who are travelling to work in Antarctica check that their enrolment is up to date and register as an Antarctic elector before they leave Australia.
Registration means you will not be removed from the electoral roll while you are in Antarctica and you will not receive a penalty if you do not vote.
‘Antarctic’ for this purpose includes the Australian Antarctic Territory, the Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Macquarie Island and, a ship at sea in transit to or from Antarctica.
If you are not enrolled you need to enrol online using your permanent Australian residential address before applying.
No, while in Antarctica you do not have to vote.
However, if you want to vote, the AEC will provide you with detailed information about how to vote while you are in the Antarctic.
The AEC will provide specific information on how you can vote while you are in Antarctica.