AEC election service centres

Updated: 26 November 2014

During a federal election or referendum, AEC offices are an important resource for voters to receive information and advice on AEC services and the process of voting.

To ensure that all voters have access to an AEC office and face to face advice, Election Service Centres (ESCs) are established during an election or referendum period in divisions where there is no permanent AEC office.

ESCs operate throughout the close of rolls period, when voters can enrol to vote or change their details on the electoral roll.

ESC staff will be able to answer a number of electoral enquiries and provide basic electoral services including:

  • Lodgement of enrolment applications or updates
  • Checking to see if a voter is currently on the electoral roll
  • Advice on the location and opening times of pre-poll voting centres and polling places for election day
  • Receiving postal vote applications and applications for polling official employment

ESCs will not be able to accept candidate nominations.

Locations and opening hours of ESCs will be included on the AEC website at the time of an election or referendum, but it is expected that ESCs will be operating in the list of divisions following.

Electorates in which election service centres will be established for the next federal election

Election service centres
NSW (19) QLD (14) VIC (9) SA (8) WA (8) TAS (2) NT (1) ACT (1)
Bennelong Bonner Calwell Boothby Brand Franklin Lingiari Canberra
Berowra Bowman Casey Hindmarsh Canning Lyons    
Bradfield Dickson Gellibrand Kingston Curtin      
Charlton Fadden Gorton Makin Hasluck      
Chifley Fisher Higgins Mayo Pearce      
Fowler Griffith Isaacs Port Adelaide Stirling      
Grayndler Lilley La Trobe Sturt Swan      
Greenway Longman Melbourne Ports Wakefield Tangney      
Hughes McPherson Menzies          
Kingsford Smith Moreton            
Macquarie Oxley            
Mitchell Rankin            
Newcastle Ryan            
Paterson Wright            

The full range of AEC services for voters and candidates is available from AEC divisional offices.