Enrol to vote

Updated: 17 August 2017

Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is conducting the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

To participate in the survey you need to be eligible and correctly enrolled by 24 August 2017.

To enrol for the first time or get back on the roll, you can enrol online.

You will need to provide evidence of your identity. You can use your driver's licence, Australian passport number or have someone who is enrolled confirm your identity. Please note that the AEC cannot accept any other forms of identification, such as 18+ or Proof of Age cards.

It is compulsory by law for all eligible Australian citizens to enrol and vote in federal elections, by-elections and referendums.

Eligibility for enrolment

You are eligible to enrol if you:

  • are an Australian citizen, or eligible British subject,
  • aged 18 years and over, and
  • have lived at your address for at least one month.

If you are 16 or 17 you can enrol now so when you turn 18 you'll be able to vote.

If you are overseas or going overseas don't use this form to enrol. Please see information on going overseas.

* When you finish enrolling online, don't forget to close your browser to protect your privacy.

Already enrolled online? Check the status using the receipt number provided.

When updating your enrolment details you might also need to update your personal details with your state and territory road traffic authority.