The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is conducting the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. Information regarding participation in the survey for Australians overseas is available on the ABS website.
For all information or enquiries regarding the survey please call the ABS on +61 2 6252 5262 from 8am to 8pm (Australian time) seven days a week.
If you wish to vote while overseas you must be enrolled.
If you are going overseas for a short period of time and plan to return to your address in Australia you may still enrol and vote.
If you are already enrolled, complete and submit an:
This form provides you with the option to keep your details on the electoral roll so you will be able to vote in federal elections while overseas.
If you are not enrolled, and already overseas, you can complete and submit an:
For more information on voting see how to vote while overseas.
If you are overseas and are intending to return to Australia within six years you can register as an overseas elector.
If you are already enrolled, you can apply up to three months before, or within three years after, you leave Australia. To do this, complete and submit a:
This form provides you with an option to become a general postal voter so you will automatically receive a postal vote in the mail approximately 2–3 weeks after the announcement of the federal election.
If you are not enrolled, and have been overseas for less than three years, you may still be eligible to enrol if you are:
You cannot enrol for an overseas address; instead you must enrol in the electorate you were entitled to before you left Australia.
To apply for enrolment, complete and submit an:
For information about voting see how to vote while overseas.
If you are moving overseas indefinitely, and do not intend to return to Australia, please complete and submit an: Overseas notification form [PDF 279KB] (select the first option).
Your name will be removed from the electoral roll and you will not be able to vote in any federal elections held while you are overseas. Should you return to Australia to live permanently, you may re-enrol after you have been at your residential address for a period of one month.
For information on enrolment, see Enrol to vote.
If you are the child of a person who is registered as an overseas elector you can enrol and vote in federal elections if you:
If you wish to enrol to vote, complete and submit an:
If you subscribe to the AEC mailing list you will receive an email to let you know when the next federal election or referendum is announced.
You can check your enrolment online to find out your current enrolment details and where you are enrolled to vote.
To check which electorate you live in, see find my electorate where you can search by suburb or postcode.
If you need more assistance please contact the AEC.
If you are unable to vote you can complete and submit an;
This form provides you with the option to be removed from the electoral roll while you are overseas.
If you choose to be removed from the electoral roll, you will need to enrol again to be able to vote in any future federal elections.