The AEC will continue assigning classification categories to electoral divisions. Classification decisions will only be made after consultation with the Australian Electoral Office of the relevant State or Territory.
There will be three categories of classification:
The allocation of electoral divisions to classification categories will be undertaken according to the following schedule:
Attachment 3 lists electoral divisions against the three categories of classification.
The classification of divisions will be reviewed following a House of Representatives election, a population census or a redistribution. The results of this review will be promulgated through AEC publications and web media with a record of divisional classification to be kept on the Roll Management System (RMANS). The first review of electoral divisions against the three categories of party safeness, geographic criteria and socio-economic status will occur following the 2004 federal election.
If you have any comments to make on the proposed change to the system of electoral division classification please send them to the Australian Electoral Commission via: firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your feedback.