Enrolment | NTEC


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. 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

Laws passed by the Australian Parliament allow the Australian Electoral Commission to directly enrol you or update your details on the electoral roll based on information from other government agencies. Direct enrolment and update does not affect everyone. Therefore it's important you maintain your electoral enrolment details each time you move.

Find out more information on direct enrolment at the Australian Electoral Commission's website.

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