You will require this approval if you conduct medical research or operate a public health screening program and intend to apply for use of information from the Commonwealth Electoral Roll.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible your medical research must involve the diagnosis and/or treatment and/or prevention of disease or be epidemiological research, and be relevant to public health and safety.
In addition, medical research projects must:
- be approved by a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)
- adhere to the NHMRC Guidelines.
Your application will be rejected if there is a risk that your medical research will breach elector security and privacy, is politically biased or has the potential to discourage electoral participation.
No fees are required.
Approximately 4 weeks.
Australian Electoral Commission
Legal, Parliamentary and Procurement Branch
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Australian Government)
Electoral and Referendum Regulations 1940 (Australian Government)
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