Working with us

The opportunity

A federal electoral event, such as an election or referendum, creates over 100,000 employment opportunities in cities, regional and remote areas across Australia.

Join our team to help deliver these events. You’ll be contributing to your community and Australia’s democracy, while meeting great people.

The Australian Electoral Commission’s role is to deliver federal electoral events with the highest levels of integrity and impartiality. To work at a federal election or referendum, you must be an Australian Citizen and be both politically and issue neutral.

Future events

You can register to work in your community at an electoral event and earn extra money.

For future electoral events we are increasing support at polling places that service large First Nations communities and locations with a high multicultural population. If you speak a language other than English, you might be able to use these language skills to offer greater assistance to voters on voting day. When you register online, please tell us in the ‘Language’ section.

What we offer

Casual pay rates
Tailored training
Unique opportunity

Working at federal events, like the referendum, offers you an opportunity to:

  • earn income on a casual basis – up to 5 weeks of work depending on the job.
  • receive paid training.
  • learn new and transferrable skills, such as customer service, leadership and operational delivery.
  • achieve work experience for your resume and potential references.

Pay rates vary depending on the role. Please refer to the employment terms and conditions (part C and D cover the types of pay).

Register your interest now

The AEC has a register of people who may be offered work during events, including federal elections, by-elections, and referendums.

In the lead up to a federal election, by-election or referendum, we’ll check your Registration of Interest and contact you if there’s a suitable job.


Please note that if you have previously registered your interest for other federal events, you may still have an active registration with us. Please log in to update your details. If you have any problems logging into your account, please contact us on 13 23 26 and ask for help with your AEC Employment account.

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Need help?

If you are having difficulty completing your registration online, please get in touch with your local AEC office or contact our Help Desk on 13 23 26 for help.

Updated: 18 March 2024
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