Australian Electoral Commission

Change your name

Updated: 23 May 2016

It is now too late to enrol or update your details for the 2016 federal election.

However you can still enrol to vote in future federal, state and local government elections.

If you change your name, you must update your enrolment with your new details or you could be removed from the electoral roll and you will be unable to vote.

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.

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Already changed your details 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.