Enrol to vote

Updated: 27 March 2018

To enrol for the first time or get back on the roll, you can enrol online.

It is compulsory by law for all eligible Australian citizens to enrol and vote in federal elections, by-elections and referendums.

  • you are an Australian citizen, or eligible British subject,
  • aged 18 years and over, and
  • have lived at your address for at least one month.

If you are 16 or 17 you can enrol now so when you turn 18 you'll be able to vote.

  • your driver's licence, or
  • Australian passport number, or
  • have someone who is enrolled confirm your identity.

18+ or Proof of Age cards are not accepted.

If you are overseas or going overseas don't use this form to enrol. Please see information on going overseas.

Information about this online session will be stored with your application, including the IP address of your device. This information may be used by the AEC for analytical purposes including the detection of fraud.

* When you finish enrolling online, don't forget to close your browser to protect your privacy.

Already enrolled online? Check the status using the receipt number provided.

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