The place to access your Free Legal Rights Information

Download PDF

Electoral Act 1992 – 1 July 2016

Electoral Regulation 2013 – 1 July 2016

Quick to view summary

A person is to generally entitled to be enrolled in an electoral district for the purposes of voting if they have lived in that district for the last month.

  • Sections 64, 65, 66, 106, 175

A person on the electoral roll who fails to vote will receive a notice from the Electoral Commission Queensland. To respond to the notice, a penalty may be payable.

  • Sections 134, 135, 186

The public may inspect, among other documents, the electoral roll, the register of political parties and the register of candidates at the office of the Electoral Commission Queensland.

  • Sections 60, 79, 101, 317

A group with at least 500 members and a constitution may apply in the approved form to the Electoral Commission Queensland for registration as a political party.

  • Sections 2, 71, 73, 75, 76, 80; Regulation 4

A candidate for an election must be nominated by a registered political party or at least six persons enrolled on the electoral roll for the relevant electorate.

  • Sections 87, 88, 89, 90, 167, 170, 286
Reason for law


Relevant links

Electoral Commission Queensland

Check my Enrolment [Australian Electoral Commission]

Enrol to vote [Australian Electoral Commission]

Enrolment forms

State District Maps

Local Area Boundary Maps

Political Party Register

Registering a Political Party

Candidate/Third Party/Broadcaster/Publisher Disclosure

Disclosure Returns

Electronic Disclosure System [Donations]

Election publications [Crime and  Corruption Commission]

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
Global Database on Elections and Democracy

International Foundation for Electoral Systems


Suggested links

Open Declare

Media Article

Why are professional development standards for new and returning federal MPs so inadequate? [29.08.2016]

Australia needs to lead again on democratic innovation [26.08.2016]

Despite experts’ fears, Australia should be moving to electronic online voting [04.07.2016]

Election explainer: why can’t Australians vote online? [23.06.2016]

Voters’ dislike of politics makes fixedfour-year parliamentary terms look appealing

What would a wise democracy look like? We, the people, would matter

Why guaranteed Indigenous seats in parliament could ease inequality

Podcast – Global Law Program

Interview with Michael Tucak, Independent Candidate, WA State Election –  Global Law Program 37 20170309





× Note: Advertising on this webpage does not indicate that the entity advertising has any specialist expertise or accreditation. If specialist expertise or accreditation is promoted by the advertiser, they will have provided such information in their logo with no involvement from Access Point Law. It is expressly made clear that Access Point Law does not guarantee any level of expertise or accreditation of any advertiser and does not guarantee the accuracy of advertising information. You are encouraged to make your own enquires.

The author expressly disclaims all liability for loss or damage arising from your use or reliance on advertising information published at any time on this website.

Disclaimer: The information published on this webpage has been provided free for the benefit of the public and does not act as advice to any individual or other entity. If you require advice relating to your situation, go visit your professional adviser. The author and any third party advertising on this webpage expressly disclaim all liability for loss or damage arising from your use or reliance on the information published at any time on this webpage.

PLEASE NOTE: The information published on this webpage may be out-of-date. Please compare the currency date of the Act/Regulation against that published on the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel website. If you require access to Commonwealth statute law, please visit the ComLaw website. If you require access to the local council laws (by-laws), please visit the Local laws database.

Featured image from Flickr Commons –


Access Point Law | ABN 85 103 203 656
Copyright 2015 Andrew Bird