Recent changes to electoral laws

Updated: 8 September 2021

Changes to the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 were recently passed by Parliament and received Royal Assent on 2 September 2021. Changes relate to party registration, electoral offences and some of the AEC’s operational processes at election time.

The following bills were introduced to Parliament on 12 August 2021 and have passed through both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

The AEC has commenced work on implementing these changes and will provide further information progressively, and as swiftly as possible.

For political parties

For further information, please see the party registration page, email fad@aec.gov.au or call us on 02 6271 4552.

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