The role of the Australian Electoral Commission is to deliver the franchise: that is, an Australian citizen's right to vote, as established by the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.
Appropriations 492664000
Departmental expenses 420451000
Average staffing level 788
50 Marcus Clarke Street
Canberra ACT 2600

Key People

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality


  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    General Public Services

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency with Dual Staffing Powers

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

    21 February 1984

  • Postal Address

    Locked Bag 4007, Canberra ACT 2601

Government appointed boards

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