What's happening

Groom by-election

On 18 September 2020 the Hon Dr John McVeigh resigned as the Member for Groom.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives has announced he is considering possible dates for a by-election.

State, territory & local government elections

The AEC runs mostly federal electoral events.

For information and services relating to state, territory and local government elections, go to:

Redistribution processes underway

Redistribution processes in Victoria and Western Australia have now formally commenced. This follows the earlier determination of entitlement to House of Representatives seats for each state and territory.

2020 Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) election

The 2020 TSRA election will be held on Saturday 28 November 2020. Information about the election – including postal vote applications, how to nominate, voting and COVID-19 measures to protect the local community – is available on this TSRA election page.

Non-voter letters for Eden‑Monaro

Following a federal by-election the AEC sends letters to people who appear to have failed to cast a vote. If you’ve received a letter, it outlines your option to either pay the $20 penalty or provide a valid reason.

Access to AEC services during COVID-19

Most electoral business outside of an electoral event, including checking your enrolment and submitting an enrolment transaction, can be completed with us online, and AEC offices across the country are also reopening to the public where possible under our COVID safety management plan. AEC offices in Victoria at this stage remain closed.

If you are feeling unwell we ask that you do not attend an AEC office. We appreciate your cooperation and patience.

I'm overseas

There are a range of options available to you if you are living or going overseas.

Innovating for the future

Read about how we will deliver our purpose and ensure an efficient, effective and secure electoral system for Australia.


The AEC's Check my enrolment System will be unavailable Thursday 1 October 2020 between 7am and 9am AEST due to an upgrade.

The AEC's Online Enrolment System will be unavailable Thursday 1 October 2020 between 6pm and 10pm AEST due to an upgrade.

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