Use Commonwealth Electoral Roll Information for Medical Research - Australian Government


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.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

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.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

No fees are required.

Buy Miscellaneous All $1976.35 Per extract.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 AG

Regulation(s) name

Electoral and Referendum Regulations 1940 AG

Approval time

Approximately 4 weeks.

Administering agency

Australian Electoral Commission

Legal, Parliamentary and Procurement Branch

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Legal, Parliamentary and Procurement Branch

Australian Electoral Commission

Operating address: West Block Offices
Queen Victoria Tce
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 4007
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601