Electoral Newsfile 100: Federal Election 2001 Close of Rolls

Updated: 23 March 2011

Electoral enrolment

All Australian citizens aged 18 years and over are required to enrol on the Commonwealth electoral roll. Voting is compulsory for eligible electors.

British subjects who were on the roll immediately before 26 January 1984 are also qualified to enrol and vote. People who are 17 may provisionally enrol and are able to vote if their 18th birthday falls on or before polling day.

When an election is announced, there is a short period of time for people to ensure that they are correctly enrolled before the close of rolls. This period is seven days from the issue of the writ.

2001 Federal Election

The roll for the 2001 federal election closed at 8pm on 15 October 2001. A person will be entitled to vote at this election if their name is on the Commonwealth electoral roll at the close of rolls.

CLOSE OF ROLLS FIGURES as at 8pm, Monday 15 October 2001
State/Territory  
New South Wales 4 204 383
Victoria 3 218 746
Queensland 2 319 481
Western Australia 1 200 438
South Australia 1 034 377
Tasmania 328 829
Australian Capital Territory 219 876
Northern Territory 110 501
AUSTRALIA 12 636 631

The enrolment figures by Federal Division are detailed on pages 2 and 3 of this Newsfile. These figures are calculated as at close of rolls 8pm, 15 October 2001 and also include those provisionally enrolled electors who will turn 18 on or before the close of polling on 10 November 2001.

CLOSE OF ROLLS FIGURES AT PREVIOUS ELECTIONS
State/Territory 1998 1996 1993 1990*
New South Wales 4 031 749 3 926 293 3 793 616 3 607 349
Victoria 3 056 887 2 954 596 2 925 654 2 766 263
Queensland 2 177 556 2 082 451 1 970 226 1 795 406
Western Australia 1 140 845 1 077 647 1 035 381 978 147
South Australia 1 006 398 989 885 1 014 648 963 686
Tasmania 329 751 325 750 327 879 307 846
Australian Capital Territory 208 684 200 828 190 458 169 531
Northern Territory 104 755 97 740 91 105 78 647
AUSTRALIA 12 056 625 11 655 190 11 348 967 10 666 875
* These figures do not include provisional voters.
Divisional enrolment figures at close of rolls
NEW SOUTH WALES VICTORIA
Banks 82 785 Aston 89 991
Barton 84 332 Ballarat 84 940
Bennelong 86 668 Batman 89 709
Berowra 85 476 Bendigo 87 712
Blaxland 82 261 Bruce 85 173
Bradfield 89 608 Burke 88 563
Calare 84 596 Calwell 97 789
Charlton 83 100 Casey 84 889
Chifley 82 843 Chisholm 86 523
Cook 81 487 Corangamite 85 477
Cowper 79 363 Corio 85 187
Cunningham 81 207 Deakin 84 978
Dobell 81 467 Dunkley 84 516
Eden-Monaro 85 385 Flinders 90 825
Farrer 84 017 Gellibrand 86 062
Fowler 82 358 Gippsland 83 559
Gilmore 83 206 Goldstein 89 779
Grayndler 85 619 Higgins 87 701
Greenway 85 545 Holt 87 523
Gwydir 84 188 Hotham 88 826
Hughes 85 400 Indi 85 514
Hume 85 264 Isaacs 81 815
Hunter 84 103 Jagajaga 87 833
Kingsford Smith 86 036 Kooyong 86 863
Lindsay 80 723 Lalor 88 834
Lowe 83 298 La Trobe 87 931
Lyne 86 126 McEwen 88 228
Macarthur 79 645 McMillan 85 099
Mackellar 86 222 Mallee 81 404
Macquarie 86 077 Maribyrnong 83 544
Mitchell 86 373 Melbourne 95 209
Newcastle 88 880 Melbourne Ports 88 498
New England 84 049 Menzies 84 353
North Sydney 88 388 Murray 84 805
Page 81 721 Scullin 88 489
Parkes 82 601 Wannon 82 375
Parramatta 86 861 Wills 88 230
Paterson 82 260 VIC Total 3 218 746
Prospect 86 325  
Reid 76 839
Richmond 80 803
Riverina 86 890
Robertson 83 748
Shortland 85 789
Sydney 85 267
Throsby 83 933
Warringah 84 987
Watson 81 627
Wentworth 85 928
Werriwa 82 709
NSW Total 4 204 383
QUEENSLAND WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Blair 76 443 Brand 77 732
Bowman 86 623 Canning 76 194
Brisbane 95 084 Cowan 79 362
Capricornia 80 917 Curtin 82 046
Dawson 86 647 Forrest 81 673
Dickson 87 661 Fremantle 80 522
Fadden 85 513 Hasluck 77 976
Fairfax 83 502 Kalgoorlie 82 498
Fisher 84 515 Moore 73 764
Forde 86 061 O'Connor 82 614
Griffith 91 837 Pearce 77 583
Groom 84 138 Perth 81 705
Herbert 89 827 Stirling 85 538
Hinkler 80 996 Swan 78 534
Kennedy 83 943 Tangney 82 697
Leichhardt 84 470 WA Total 1 200 438
Lilley 87 181  
Longman 82 853
McPherson 93 670
Maranoa 83 356
Moncrieff 88 615
Moreton 88 587
Oxley 84 356
Petrie 89 329
Rankin 84 814
Ryan 87 648
Wide Bay 80 895
QLD Total 2 319 481
SOUTH AUSTRALIA TASMANIA
Adelaide 86 141 Bass 65 147
Barker 87 209 Braddon 67 180
Bonython 84 994 Denison 67 278
Boothby 89 366 Franklin 66 625
Grey 85 429 Lyons 62 599
Hindmarsh 84 518 TAS Total 328 829
Kingston 84 896  
Makin 87 823
Mayo 86 021
Port Adelaide 85 894
Sturt 86 050
Wakefield 86 036
SA Total 1 034 377
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY NORTHERN TERRITORY
Canberra 108 329 Lingiari 56 796
Fraser 111 547 Solomon 53 705
ACT Total 219 876 NT Total 110 501
AUSTRALIA
National Total 12 636 631
Please note: these figures include 9 403 provisional electors who will turn 18 between the close of rolls on Monday 15 October 2001 and the close of polling on Saturday 10 November 2001 for the 2001 federal election.

Australian Electoral Commission Contacts

Media Liaison

Members of the media are asked to use the Media Liaison and Head Office contact numbers listed rather than the general enquiry number 13 23 26 which appears on AEC advertising.

Assistant Commissioner
Information and Research
Brien Hallett (acting) (02) 6271 4477

Director, Information
Anthea Wilson (acting) (02) 6271 4415

Assistant Directors, Information
Margaret Meneghel (acting) (02) 6271 4548
Roger Wills (acting) (02) 6271 4431
Susie Smith (02) 6271 4529
Editor, NewsfileShirley Weber (02) 6271 4720

2001 Federal Election key dates
ISSUE OF WRIT Monday 8 October 2001
CLOSE OF ROLLS 8pm Monday 15 October 2001
CLOSE OF NOMINATIONS 12 noon Thursday 18 October 2001
DECLARATION OF NOMINATIONS 12 noon Friday 19 October 2001
POLLING DAY 8am – 6pm
Saturday 10 November 2001
RETURN OF THE WRIT 16 January 2002 (latest date)

State/Territory Head Offices

The administration of the 2001 Federal Election in each State and Territory is under the control of the Australian Electoral Officer (AEO) for that State or Territory. An AEO for the ACT is temporarily appointed for each election.

AEOs may be contacted on the following numbers.
New South Wales
David Farrell Ph. (02) 9375 6333
Fx. (02) 9281 9384
South Australia
Dr Christopher Drury Ph. (08) 8237 6555
Fx. (08) 8231 2664
Victoria
Daryl Wight Ph. (03) 9285 7171
Fx. (03) 9285 7178
Tasmania
Alex Stanelos Ph. (03) 6235 0500
Fx. (03) 6234 4268
Queensland
Bob Longland Ph. (07) 3834 3400
Fx. (07) 3831 7223
Northern Territory
Bill Shepheard Ph. (08) 8981 1477
Fx. (08) 8981 7964
Western Australia
Andrew Moyes Ph. (08) 9470 7299
Fx. (08) 9472 3551
Australian Capital Territory
Jeff Howarth Ph. (02) 6249 7908
Fx. (02) 6248 7559