Registering your interest for election work is easy through the online AEC Employment system.
It takes around 30 minutes to register your interest to work at federal elections.
You will be asked for a range of information, including your:
It’s important that you provide all the information requested in the registration of interest. This is because the AEC does not know when the election will be called, so we need to be able to onboard people at short notice. Having this information upfront helps speed up the process for you and for us.
Before you start, read the job descriptions to see what roles might be suitable for you.
If you have previously started a registration you can go straight to log in; if not, you will need to create an account.
The AEC runs an ongoing election recruitment process so there is no fixed date by which you'll know if your registration is successful. After an election is announced, the AEC progressively sends employment offers to applicants via email.
The AEC needs around 100,000 temporary election workers. However, submitting a registration of interest does not guarantee employment.
To improve your chances of receiving an offer of employment, you may like to consider nominating more than one preferred work location during the registration of interest process. You can nominate up to 10 locations.
The application and employment process infographic shows the steps involved from submitting your registration of interest to employment.