Year in review

AEC overview

Report on performance: Outcome 1

Report on performance: Outcome 2

Report on performance: Outcome 3

Management and accountability



Financial statements

About this report

Updated: 25 November 2010

This annual report documents the performance of the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) for the financial year ending 30 June 2010.


The annual report begins with:

  • the Electoral Commissioner's review of the AEC's performance in 2009–10 and outlook for 2010–11
  • a summary of the AEC's significant achievements in 2009–10
  • an overview of the AEC
  • a summary of developments since the end of the financial year that have affected, or will affect, the AEC's operations.

The next three sections detail the AEC's:

  • performance in meeting the objectives and targets of the outcomes and programs framework set out in the 2009–10 Portfolio Budget Statements
  • performance in relation to corporate responsibilities.

The main report is followed by:

  • appendices that provide detailed information and statistics required by legislation and other reporting requirements
  • a list of abbreviations used in the report
  • a list of annual reporting requirements, indicating where they are addressed in the document
  • information about the AEC's financial performance, including the audited financial statements for 2009–10
  • an alphabetical index.

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The annual report is designed to meet the information needs of the AEC's stakeholders and customers, including:

  • Australians who are eligible to enrol and vote
  • members of parliament and candidates
  • students, teachers and researchers
  • AEC staff
  • political parties and interest groups
  • state, territory and international electoral authorities
  • federal, state, territory and local government agencies
  • the media.

The annual report is presented for tabling in the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Copies are available free of charge, in hard copy or in electronic format through the AEC website.

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Contact officer

For more information about the annual report, contact the Director, Governance, Systems and Organisational Reporting Section, at the address shown below. General contact details for the AEC are also shown in the 'Overview' section of the report.

Web address of this report:
Contact officer:

Director, Governance, Systems and Organisational Reporting Section
Australian Electoral Commission

West Block Offices
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

PO Box 6172
Kingston ACT 2604

Telephone: (02) 6271 4411
Fax: (02) 6271 4558


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