New electoral divisions in Western Australia came into effect from Tuesday 19 January 2016.
Members of the House of Representatives will not represent the new electoral divisions until after a writ is issued for a general election. The member who was elected at the previous general election or by-election, in the electoral division you voted in at that time, is still your local member.
While the new names and boundaries of electoral divisions will be in place from Tuesday 19 January 2016, elections will not be contested on these new electoral boundaries until a writ is issued for a general election following the expiry or dissolution of the House of Representatives.
You do not need to take any action if your electoral division has changed as the result of a redistribution. The AEC will:
The new electoral divisions will apply until the determination of the next redistribution in Western Australia. If Western Australia’s entitlement remains at 16 members of the House of Representatives, it will likely be seven years until the next federal redistribution.
By-elections are conducted using the electoral boundaries which existed prior to the determination of the redistribution.
You can check your enrolment online. For privacy reasons, your electoral enrolment will only be confirmed if the details you enter are an exact match to your details on the electoral roll.
Alternatively, you can contact the AEC.
No, all you need to do is provide the details of your residential address and the AEC will tell you which electoral division you are enrolled for. You can enrol online or pick up an enrolment form at any AEC office or Australia Post outlet.
Maps and descriptions of previous electoral divisions are available for your information.