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 qualify as medical research, your project must:

  • involve the diagnosis and / or treatment and / or prevention of disease
  • be relevant to public health and safety
  • relate to the provision, funding and monitoring of health services.

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
Buy Miscellaneous All $2431.47

Per extract. Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Act(s) name

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Electoral and Referendum Regulations 2016 Australian Government

Approval time

Approximately 4 weeks

Administering agency

Australian Electoral Commission

Contact details

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