Removal from electoral roll

Deceased elector

If your relative has died, their name will be removed from the electoral roll when we are:

  • notified by a family member, or
  • notified by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages (occurs on a monthly basis).

To request a relative's name be removed from the roll, complete the notification of a relative who has died form External link.

Or, contact us at 1300 655 232 and submit the following details over the phone:

  • the deceased person’s full name,
  • date of death, and
  • last enrolled address.

You will also need to provide:

  • your name,
  • enrolled address,
  • relationship to the deceased, and
  • contact phone number.

Moving overseas

If you are moving overseas indefinitely/permanently you can request to have your name removed from the electoral roll. You will need to complete the overseas notification form External link. Once the form has been submitted you will be sent a letter from the Australian Electoral Commission confirming your request to be unenrolled.

Elector of unsound mind

If your relative is of unsound mind and incapable of understanding the nature and significance of enrolment and voting then you will need to complete a form to remove their name from the electoral roll External link. The medical certificate on the form must be completed and signed by a registered medical practitioner.