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The majority of work is on election day only. However, there is a wide range of casual roles and opportunities to work throughout an election period, typically around eight weeks, including roles in early voting centres, mobile polling and after election day. This role can advance your career in the community sector, so register your interest sooner rather than later.

Why work at elections?

Elections are a fundamental part of our democratic process in Australia.

Every person working at a federal election makes a valuable contribution to Australia’s democracy.

The AEC are focused on delivering trusted, reliable, high quality and high integrity federal elections and other electoral events. Working at elections offers:

  • competitive pay rates
  • on the job training and support
  • a unique work experience
  • an opportunity to engage with the community, make new friends and expand your networks.

Register your interest

The AEC maintains a national register of people who may be offered temporary work during elections, including federal elections, by-elections, plebiscites and referendums.

If you wish to be considered for temporary election work, please submit an online Registration of Interest (ROI).

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

In the lead up to an electoral event, the AEC will assess your application and may contact you, if suitable opportunities become available in your preferred locations. Please note, the AEC cannot guarantee employment.

Register your interest for election work

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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