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Enrolment

It is compulsory by law for all eligible Australian citizens to enrol for federal, state or territory, and local government (council) elections.

Section 14 of the Northern Territory (Self Government) Act 1978 provides for the Northern Territory electoral roll to be managed in accordance with the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

The Northern Territory Electoral Commission uses a joint roll with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). The roll is maintained by the Australian Electoral Commission.

You only need to complete one form to enrol yourself for all levels of government in the Northern Territory.

Eligibility for enrolment

You are eligible to enrol if you:

  • are an Australian citizen, or eligible British subject;
  • are aged 18 years and over; and
  • have lived at your address for at least one month.

If you are 16 or 17 you can enrol now so when you turn 18 you'll receive full voting entitlement.

Direct enrolment and update

The AEC’s Federal Direct Enrolment and Update (FDEU) program is used to assist some Australians meet their enrolment obligations by applying trusted third party information directly, without the need for that person to complete an enrolment application.

However, it is ultimately the responsibility of individual eligible Australians to take action to enrol or update their enrolment.

Find out more information about direct enrolment on the AEC's website.

Click on the following links to perform an enrolment action or find out more information.