The AEC must provide electoral roll data to a range of persons and organisations who are entitled to receive data (entitled entities) under section 90B of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Electoral Act).
This webpage is for the following entitled entities:
Further information about other persons and organisations who may be entitled to receive electoral roll data is available in FAQs: Electoral roll data entitlement.
An MP is entitled to electoral roll data for the division for which they were elected and any other division that after the redistribution, includes the division, or a part of the division, for which the member is elected.
A senator is entitled to electoral roll data for the state or territory for which they were elected.
A federally registered political party is entitled to electoral roll data only for the states or territories in which it is organised. A party is considered to be organised in a state or territory if the address of the party’s Registered Officer as listed on the AEC’s Register of Political Parties is within that state or territory. A party is also considered to be organised in a state or territory where:
See Political party registration for further information about registering a party. (Note that being registered with a state or territory electoral commission is not sufficient.)
Electoral Roll Access (ERA) is the AEC’s secure online system to allow access to electoral roll data entitlements. ERA contains an extract of the electoral roll data for each division, state or territory that a MP, senator or registered political party is entitled to.
Access to ERA is only available to MPs, senators and registered political parties (entitled entities) or delegates they authorise to download and use the data on their behalf, such as office staff or data bureaus (delegates).
Unauthorised access to electoral roll data is prohibited by law. The Data Use Guidelines assist the entitled entity or their delegate to understand the permitted purpose and use of electoral roll data, penalties, privacy and security.
A request for access to electoral roll data can be submitted at any point of the parliamentary cycle.
This form must be submitted in ERA by the person who is going to be downloading and using the data (the ERA user). They need to:
To create an ERA account or log into your ERA account, click the button below:
The ERA release schedule provides expected release dates, noting it is subject to change.
The AEC will advise ERA users by email when electoral roll data is available to access.
The ERA user can then log into ERA and download the data as a zipped file in pipe delimited text format, which can be opened in any application that supports delimited text files.
The following guides provide assistance for ERA users:
The permitted uses of electoral roll data by an MP, a senator or a registered political party (or their authorised delegates) are:
The list of permitted purposes is set out in section 91A of the Electoral Act.
The Roll Products and Services team can assist you with enquiries or feedback related to ERA or electoral roll data. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 6271 4696.