Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey
The Australian Government will proceed with the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of all Australians on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll.
To be eligible to participate in the survey you must be enrolled with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) by 6pm (AEST) on 24 August 2017. Those living overseas need to ensure that they are correctly enrolled as an Overseas Elector. To enrol or to check or update your enrolment visit the AEC website (www.aec.gov.au) or call +61 6160 2600. You cannot enrol or check your details via the High Commission.
For further information - including instructions on survey participation and key dates - visit the ABS website.
If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey Information Line (1800 572 113), the ABS has provided an alternate number that can be dialled from overseas +61 2 6252 52 62. Charges apply.
Elections and Overseas Voting
Voting while overseas
Please visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website for complete information on enrolment procedures and voting in federal elections while overseas. You may also contact the AEC by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone (+61 2 6160 2600). Overseas residents may subscribe to the AEC mailing list in order to receive notifications of future federal elections and referendums.
Registering as an overseas voter
If you are already enrolled to vote and are living overseas, you may register as a postal voter. As a registered postal voter, you will receive a postal vote in the mail after the announcement of a federal election.
If you are unable to vote
You may complete and submit an overseas notification form if you are unable to vote in an election while overseas. The form may be completed at any time and provides you with an option to be removed from the electoral roll while you are overseas.
State and Territory Elections
Please contact your state or territory electoral authority for information about registering and voting in a state/territory elections while overseas.
ACT - http://www.elections.act.gov.au/
NSW - http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/
NT - http://www.ntec.nt.gov.au/
QLD - https://www.ecq.qld.gov.au/
SA - http://www.ecsa.sa.gov.au/
TAS - http://www.tec.tas.gov.au/
VIC - https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/
WA - https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/