Australian Electoral Commission (AEC)

Organisation Address
9th Floor, 1 King William St Adelaide, SA 5000
Organisation Phone
08 8237 6555
13 2326
Organisation Fax
08 8237 6584
Organisation Email
GPO Box 344 Adelaide, SA 5001
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Australians citizens aged 18 or over are eligible to enrol for Federal, State and local government elections. Enroling and voting for Australian elections is compulsory
Branch address:
  • Barker - 4/2 Mitchell St (PO Box 1871), Mount Gambier SA 5290
  • Fax 8237 6584
  • Grey - Northern Gateway Shopping Centre, Cnr Jervois St & Marryatt St (PO Box 2397), Port Augusta SA 5700
  • Fax 8237 6584

The AEC is the Commonwealth statutory authority responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums and maintaining electoral rolls. Enrolment forms are available at official Post Offices, Medicare, Centrelink and ATO as well as from the website
Postal voting is available upon announcement of each election. Electors can apply in writing for a postal vote or using the form available on the website
People who have mobility issues or who live more than 20km from a polling place, can apply to become a General Postal Voter and have forms sent out before each election
Overseas travellers can check the website to determine how they can vote overseas

  • Electoral enrolment - maintains Commonwealth and State Electoral Rolls available for viewing on public access terminals at AEC offices
  • Conducts federal parliamentary elections and referendums
  • Conducts elections for industrial organisations and other bodies
  • Conducts fee-for-service elections for organisations requiring a professional election service
  • Provides electoral information and education programs including the conduct of school representative elections tel. 8237 6582
Last updated: 13/07/2016
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