Australian Electoral Commission

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is the independent federal agency in charge of organising, conducting and supervising federal Australian elections, by-elections and referendums.

Australian Electoral Commission
Agency overview
Formed21 February 1984
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Australia
HeadquartersCanberra
Employees2,166 (as at April 2013)[1]
Minister responsible
Agency executives
  • Mr Tom Rogers, Electoral Commissioner
  • The Hon. Dennis Cowdroy AO, QC, Chairperson
  • Dr David Gruen, Non-judicial member
Parent agencyDepartment of Finance
Websitewww.aec.gov.au
Entrance to polling station run by the Australian Electoral Commission (2016 federal election)