Enrolment statistics

Updated: 1 May 2017

Enrolment and voting is compulsory for every Australian citizen aged 18 years or older.

Every year, the AEC encourages Australians to comply with their legislated obligation to enrol to vote and to keep their details current on the electoral roll. The AEC's goal is to ensure at least 95% of eligible Australians are on the electoral roll at all times.

We publish statistics on a regular basis to show the number of Australians enrolled nationally, and by state/territory and division. Statistics on the AEC's direct enrolment and update process are available in enrolment activity by state/territory and enrolment type.

Size of the electoral roll and enrolment rate

As at 31 March 2017

15,813,928

Australians are enrolled to vote

16,637,567

Australians are eligible to be enrolled

95.0%

Proportion of eligible Australians enrolled

823,639

Estimated 'missing' from the electoral roll