Enrolment statistics

Updated: 9 March 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 December 2016
Electors enrolled Eligible Australians Proportion of eligible Australians enrolled Estimated 'missing' from the electoral roll
15 787 514 16 589 009 95.2% 801 495