Australian Electoral Commission


Updated: 17 March 2016

The Commonwealth as represented by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) retains copyright in this website ( as a whole and all material on this website that is authored by or on behalf of the Commonwealth.

Unless otherwise noted in the materials excluded and rights reserved list below, material on this website, including publications, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence (CC BY 3.0).

The following attribution terms also apply:

  • Any use of all or part of the material on this website must include the following attribution in relation to the material used:
    © Commonwealth of Australia 2014.
  • For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the licence terms. The best way to do this is to link or refer to the CC BY licence outlined above or link the symbol below.
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  • In using AEC material you may not, in any way, suggest that the AEC endorses you or your work.

Material excluded and rights reserved

All rights in the materials listed below are reserved:

  • Commonwealth Coat of Arms
  • AEC logo
  • the following educational publications:
    • All you ever wanted to know about Australian democracy
    • History of the Indigenous vote
  • Youth Electoral Study (YES) reports
  • Electoral and Voting Systems Research Paper
  • Electoral systems research brief
  • Indigenous people and the vote
  • all images
  • all maps
  • all public submissions

For all enquiries concerning reproduction and rights in AEC material, including if you wish to use any of these materials in a way that is not permitted by the Copyright Act 1968, contact:

Copyright Officer
Education and Communications Branch
Australian Electoral Commission
50 Marcus Clarke Street
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone: 02 6271 4411
Fax: 02 6215 9999


Linking to this site

The AEC prefers that links to our website are made using the sample link provided below.

Using the sample link, you may link to pages on our websites at your full expense and responsibility, however you must comply with the following conditions:

  • you must respect and maintain the strict political neutrality of the AEC
  • you must not alter any of the AEC website content
  • you must not frame or reformat the files, pages, images, information or materials from the AEC website on any other website
  • you must not imply that the AEC sponsors, endorses, adopts, confirms, guarantees or approves of any material or representations found on your website/s or websites that link to the AEC website
  • you must not provide a link to the AEC website from any site that is considered to be inappropriate, and
  • you must accept that the AEC reserves the right to prevent linking by giving notice and may withdraw its permission at any time.

When linking to this site:

For your convenience HTML code is provided. You can copy the HTML code and paste into your HTML editor.

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Links to external websites

This website contains links to other websites that are external to the AEC. The AEC takes reasonable care in linking to websites but has no direct control over the content of the linked sites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those sites. It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites.

Links to external websites do not in any way indicate that the AEC sponsors, endorses, adopts, confirms, guarantees or approves of any material or representations found on or through those website/s or websites that link to the AEC website. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit.