AEC offices are organised geographically, with the National Office in Canberra, a state office in each state and the Northern Territory, and divisional offices in or near each of the 150 electoral divisions.
The National Office is organised into eight branches:
In the National Office:
Each state office is headed by a state manager. The state manager is the Australian Electoral Officer for the state or territory, and is responsible for managing AEC activities, including conducting federal elections and referendums.
The State Manager for New South Wales also has administrative responsibility for the Australian Capital Territory divisions between elections. During an election period, an Australian Electoral Officer is appointed for the territory.
Each state or territory is divided into a number of electoral divisions that corresponds to its number of members in the House of Representatives. At the end of 2010–11, there were 150 electoral divisions. Divisional offices are responsible for service delivery in elections, roll management and public awareness activities. Some divisional offices are co located with other divisional offices or state offices.
Australia's electoral divisions are shown in Figure 4.
The AEC's national telephone enquiry number is 13 23 26; the national email address for enquiries is email@example.com.
Contact details for the AEC's National Office and state offices are shown in Table 3. The AEC website (www.aec.gov.au) provides contact details for divisional offices.
|National||West Block Offices
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600
|02 6271 4411|
|New South Wales||Level 4, Roden Cutler House
24 Campbell Street
Sydney NSW 2000
|02 9375 6333|
|Victoria||Level 8, Casselden Place
2 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
|03 9285 7171|
|Queensland||Level 7, 488 Queen Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
|07 3834 3400|
|Western Australia||Level 3, 111 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
|08 6363 8080|
|South Australia||Level 9, Origin Energy House
1 King William Street
Adelaide SA 5000
|08 8237 6555|
|Tasmania||Level 2, NAB House
86 Collins Street
Hobart TAS 7000
|03 6235 0500|
|Northern Territory||Level 7, TCG Centre
80 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0800
|08 8982 8000|