Indigenous Australians

Updated: 20 October 2021

Information for

Indigenous Australians
The AEC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Indigenous Electoral Participation Program

The objectives of the program are to increase enrolment, voter turnout, formality and employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australian elections.


Under the program, the AEC aims to deliver effective, culturally appropriate services to Indigenous Australians.

We work directly with communities or in partnership with other organisations to deliver services in ways that meet cultural and regional needs.

Services include the delivery of electoral information sessions, tailored materials for Indigenous voters, partnerships with government and non-government agencies, and a range of other community outreach activities.


The AEC produces a range of resources and materials to help promote Indigenous electoral participation, including:

  • posters, brochures and materials promoting enrolment and voting
  • culturally appropriate videos, images and audio files
  • publications on the history of the Indigenous vote and electoral milestones, and
  • specific materials on elections and referendums.


For further advice or support contact an AEC Indigenous Community Engagement Officer in your state or territory.

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