Information for people with disability

Updated: 30 August 2016

The AEC provides assistance for people with disability to ensure they are not disadvantaged in the electoral system. We will assist you to enrol, vote and find out more information.

Enrolling and voting

AUSLAN guide to enrolling and voting in federal elections

This video contains information on enrolling and voting for federal elections and referendums. The video includes AUSLAN, a voiceover and plain English captions.

Special enrolment options

If you find it difficult to get to a polling place on election day, you can apply to become a general postal voter to receive your ballot papers in the mail. The AEC provides mobile polling to some hospitals, assistance at polling places and disabled access at some polling places. Information on accessible polling places is available at election time from this website.

If you have a physical disability that prevents you from writing, you can get someone else to complete and sign an enrolment form for persons unable to sign their name on your behalf.



I'm deaf and hard of hearing

  • National Relay Service (NRS)
  • TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 13 23 26
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 13 23 26
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for 13 23 26.

Frequently asked questions

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