Enrol to vote

Who can enrol?

You must enrol to vote if you:

  • are an Australian citizen
  • are 18 or older
  • have lived in Victoria for longer than a month.

You must enrol within 21 days of becoming eligible to vote in Victoria.

If you’re 17, you can fill out an enrolment form now. On your 18th birthday, we’ll automatically enrol you and you’ll be ready to vote.

If you’ve been eligible to enrol but haven’t yet, you will not be fined for not voting in past elections.

British subjects who were on an Australian electoral roll between 26 October 1983 and 26 January 1984 must also enrol and vote.

Enrol to vote

We work with the Australian Electoral Commission to make it easy for you to enrol once for all federal, State and local council elections.

Enrol to vote online

You can also download a hardcopy form.

If you would prefer to have an enrolment form mailed to you, please call us on 131 832.

Other ways to enrol

If you have additional needs or specific circumstances that affect your enrolment, you can apply to enrol in a special category.

Find out more about other ways to enrol

Have a question about your enrolment?

If you need help with your enrolment or have any questions about enrolling, contact our enrolment helpline:

Please note that we cannot update your enrolment over the phone.

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If you’re enrolling to vote for the first time, or you need to update your enrolment details, like your name or address, there are different ways you can do this.

You can go to the VEC website at vec.vic.gov.au and follow the instructions to enrol or update your details online.

If you would prefer to enrol or update your details using a paper form, you can do this too. You can download an enrolment form from the VEC website or call 131 832 to request to have one sent to you.

You should remember to update your enrolment details if your name or postal address changes. Remember, when you move house, you need to have lived in your home for 30 days before updating your enrolment and you must then update your details within 21 days.

If it’s your first time enrolling – because you recently turned 18, or maybe because you recently became an Australian citizen – congratulations! Voting in elections ensures a healthy democracy and being enrolled means you’ll be ready to have your say at election time.