Year in review

AEC overview

Report on performance: Program 1.1 Electoral roll management

Report on performance: Program 1.2 Election management and support services

Report on performance: Program 1.3 Education and communication

Management and accountability

Financial statements



About this report

Updated: 17 October 2011

This annual report documents the performance of the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) for the financial year ending 30 June 2011.


The annual report begins with:

  • the Electoral Commissioner's review of the AEC's performance in 2010–11 and outlook for 2011–12,
  • a summary of the AEC's significant achievements,
  • an overview of the AEC, including its financial performance, and
  • a summary of the partnerships with other organisations that helped the AEC to deliver its outcome.

The following five sections provide details of the AEC's:

  • performance in meeting the objectives and targets set out for its three programs in the Portfolio Budget Statements,
  • performance in relation to corporate responsibilities, and
  • audited financial statements for 2010–11.

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, and
  • an alphabetical index.


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
  • political parties and interest groups
  • state, territory and international electoral authorities
  • federal, state, territory and local government agencies
  • the media
  • AEC staff.

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.

Contact officer

For more information about the annual report, contact the Director, Remuneration, Systems and Agency Governance 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 and contact officer details
Web address of this report:
Contact officer:

Remuneration, Systems and Agency Governance 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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Australian Electoral Commission
PO Box 6172


ISSN: 0814-4508