You can use this form to enrol for federal elections if you are:
If you don’t have a driver’s licence or passport please use a paper form below.
For federal elections, you must enrol for the address where:
For Victorian state elections you can only be enrolled for the address where you were living at the time of your conviction.
For South Australian State enrolment only you must enrol for:
For ACT enrolment only you must enrol for the ACT electoral area:
If you are unsure contact the AEC for further information.
Yes, if you are 18 or older it is compulsory to enrol and vote for federal and state elections and referendums. However, you can only vote in federal elections if you are serving a full-time prison sentence of less than three years.
You can enrol and vote in NSW state and local government elections only if you are serving a prison sentence of less than 12 months.
It is compulsory to enrol and vote in Victorian state elections if you are serving a prison sentence of less than five years.
It is compulsory to enrol and vote in Queensland state and local government elections if you are serving a sentence of less than three years.
You can only vote in Western Australian state elections if you are serving a sentence of less than one year.
You can enrol and vote in South Australian State and local government elections regardless of the length of the term of your imprisonment.
It is compulsory to enrol and vote in Tasmanian state elections if you are serving a sentence of less than three years.
You can vote in ACT Legislative Assembly elections regardless of the length of your sentence.
However, if you are in prison outside the ACT, voting is not compulsory for ACT Legislative Assembly elections. Please note that if you wish to vote in these elections you will need to apply for a postal vote. If you are in prison in the ACT, mobile polling facilities will be provided in ACT detention and prison facilities for Legislative Assembly elections.
You can vote in Legislative Assembly and local government elections if you are serving a prison sentence of less than three years.
You can register as a general postal voter to have ballot papers automatically sent to you when a federal, state or local government election or referendum is called. You can register by selecting 'I wish to register as a GPV' on the online form.
If you do not register as a general postal voter a mobile polling team may visit your prison or you will need to apply for a postal vote for the relevant election.
After your release you must update your enrolment to advise us of your new address so that we can update the electoral roll.
The Commonwealth of Australia
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is authorised under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (CEA) to collect and verify the information you have been asked to complete on this form. The information provided will assist the AEC to maintain electoral rolls.
The AEC may disclose electoral information to persons or organisations in accordance with the CEA. This may include:
For more information on privacy, visit The office of the Australian Information Commissioner website.
States and territories
The information on this form is collected by the AEC for the New South Wales Electoral Commission (NSWEC) to maintain the integrity, completeness and accuracy of both the NSW and Commonwealth electoral rolls and registers.
It will be used by the NSWEC to undertake its functions, including under the Electoral Act 2017 to enrol you to vote and/or update your details. The inclusion of your mobile number, telephone number and email addresses on this form is voluntary but, if provided, the NSWEC may use them to contact you about election events relevant to you or your enrolment.
The NSWEC is also authorised or required under the Electoral Act and other legislation, to disclose your enrolment information (full name, address, date of birth and gender) to other persons or bodies from time to time, such as members of state parliament, registered political parties, candidates for state and local government elections, government agencies, organisations undertaking approved medical research and health screening programs, and individuals who inspect in person a copy of a NSW or local government residential roll (which does not contain date of birth details).
You may update your enrolment and contact details online. The NSWEC’s website contains additional details about how to do this and how your enrolment information is managed.
Under the Victorian Electoral Act 2002, enrolment information is available to:
The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) is authorised under the Electoral Act 2002 (Vic) to collect and verify the information you have been asked to complete on this form. The information provided will assist the VEC to maintain the Register of Electors and to prepare electoral rolls for Victorian State and local government elections.
You can apply for access to the information that the VEC holds about you by contacting the VEC. Please view the privacy information at Victorian Electoral Commission. Electoral rolls may be inspected at the office of the VEC during business hours. Address details for silent electors will be withheld from publication. The VEC may disclose electoral information to others in accordance with Victorian law. This may include:
Electoral Commission Queensland provides electoral information to organisations authorised under the Queensland Electoral Act 1992.
Similar information to that provided to Commonwealth agencies is provided by the Western Australian Electoral Commission to state agencies for law enforcement and medical research and to local governments for electoral purposes.
Similar information is provided by the Electoral Commission of South Australia as authorised under the State Electoral Act 1985.
Roll information may be supplied by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission to Members of Parliament, registered political parties, candidates and organisations approved by the Commission.
The Commission may approve the supply of roll information for ethically approved medical research, to assist in investigation and prevention of breaches of the law or protection of public revenue, and for other purposes considered to be for the benefit of the individual or the community as a whole.
The Electoral Act 2004 provides penalties for the use of rolls other than for a purpose permitted under the Act or as approved by the Commission.
Public roll information may be supplied to Members of the Legislative Assembly, candidates, registered political parties and other organisations – for purposes permitted under the Electoral Act 1992 (ACT).
The ACT Electoral Commission provides electoral information including name and postal address, date of birth and gender to the ACT Supreme Court for purposes permitted by the Juries Act 1967 (ACT), the Chief Health Officer to maintain the cancer register under the Public Health Regulation 2000 (ACT), the Chief Executive of the Treasury to contact former Totalcare Industries Ltd employees about superannuation and to the Public Trustee and Guardian for the purpose of assisting in the administration of a deceased estate.
Electoral information including title, name and postal address, date of birth, occupation and gender is provided:
It is also provided upon request for medical research and health screening programs where the Electoral Commissioner believes the public interest outweighs privacy considerations. This information may include title, name and address, postal address, age range, occupation and gender.
Complete and print the correct form below and return it to the AEC.