Updated: 6 February 2017

The Australian Electoral Commission strives to protect information that you provide within its web and email services. We will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the our web and email services and your information are not compromised. However, any person using the AEC's web and email services should be aware that the Internet is an unsecured public network that gives rise to a potential risk that information transactions are viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties.

The AEC accepts no liability for any unauthorised access or damage to a computer system (fixed or mobile), software or information occurring in connection with our web and email services.

To help us maintain the security of our service, you should report any suspicious or unauthorised activity relating to your use of the AEC's web or email services by contacting us.

Where communications external to and beyond the control of the AEC attempt to compromise the services we provide, we may choose to remove links to that communications source.

Personal information

The Australian Electoral Commission accepts the provision of personal information through application, registration and nomination forms, or for other specified purposes. The information will only be used for the purposes for which the information is provided. Please refer to the instructions on the relevant form or the AEC's website for methods of delivering the relevant form to the AEC.

Links to external websites

Links to websites not hosted by the AEC are provided for convenience only and do not indicate or imply any connection with or endorsement by the AEC. Users of these links are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit.

The AEC takes reasonable care in maintaining links to websites but has no direct control over their content or address. Please contact us to report any broken links.

Indigenous disclaimer

The AEC treats indigenous cultures and beliefs with respect. To many communities it is distressful and offensive to depict persons who have died. Indigenous communities are warned this website may contain such images.