State electoral roll

The State electoral roll contains the names and addresses of all South Australians who are currently enrolled, and is used for State and Council elections. The State electoral roll does not contain any email addresses or telephone numbers. The Australian Electoral Commission maintains the electoral roll for South Australia.

Enrolment for State elections is compulsory in South Australia.

You must enrol on the State electoral roll if you are:

  • 18 years and over,
  • an Australian citizen, or eligible British subject External link, and
  • have lived at your address for at least one month.

If you are 16 or 17 you can enrol now so when you turn 18 you will be able to vote.

You are required by law to keep your details on the electoral roll correct and up-to-date.

Who has access to the State electoral roll

The State electoral roll is available for public inspection at the Electoral Commission SA office and at the offices of the Australian Electoral Commission External link.

You may not copy, record or photograph any information from the electoral roll with any electronic device.

The Electoral Commission SA does not keep historic electoral rolls for public viewing. Historic electoral rolls can be viewed at the State Library of South Australia.

Upon request the State electoral roll is provided to members of Parliament, nominated candidates, registered political parties and prescribed authorities.

Enrolment information is never provided for commercial purposes.