How to Enrol to Vote
Enrolments are open for the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria election.
You can enrol online, in person or by post.
To submit a valid enrolment, you’ll need to:
Provide proof of your name, date of birth and address
Sign your form
If you’re living interstate, you’ll also need to verify that you’re a Victorian Traditional Owner.
1. Completing an application form
Enrol online here
Enrol by post
To request an enrolment form be sent to you, contact us at 1800 TREATY (1800 873 289), or write to:
Reply Paid 91908
P.O. Box 4218
FITZROY VIC 3065
Alternatively, click here to download the relevant enrolment form.
Once you have completed your form and provided proof of your name, date of birth and address, post it back to the address listed above. No stamp is required.
Enrol in person
You can enrol in person with your local Assembly Election Officer.
Assembly Election Officers are employed to assist community members with their enrolment and voting.
To get in touch with your local Assembly Election Officer, phone 1800 TREATY (1800 873 289)
2. Proving your identity
You’ll need to provide proof of your name, date of birth and address.
You can do that by providing a copy of any one document from this list:
- Driver Licence
- Learner Permit
- Firearm Licence
- Marine Licence
- Proof of Age Card
If you don’t have any of these documents, you can use two or more documents from this list that together show your name, date or birth and address.
|Form of identification||Name||Date of birth||Residential address|
|Commonwealth Government Concession Card (including Health Care Card)||if date of birth is listed on card||If residential address is listed on card|
|Department of Veterans Affairs Health Card|
|Working with Children Check Card||If date of birth is listed on card|
|Australian Taxation Office Assessment|
|Student or Tertiary Institution Identification Card||If date of birth is listed on card|
|Utility Statement* (Gas, water, electricity, mobile or home phone)||If residential address is listed on card|
|Bank Statement*||If residential address is listed on card|
|Superannuation Statement*||If residential address is listed on card|
|* If you submit a bank, utility or superannuation statement, they must contain an official company letterhead or stamp.|
If you can’t provide us with the required evidence, we’ll find another way to verify your identity, this could be by accepting another form of ID or seeking verification from your secondary school, university, TAFE, or medical clinic. Call 1800 TREATY (1800 873 289) for more information.
If you’re enrolling online, you can provide copies of these documents by scanning them or taking a photo of them and uploading. If you’re using the form on a phone or tablet with a camera, your device will prompt you to take a photo when you click upload on the form.
3. Signing your Form
You’ll need to sign your form. If you’re enrolling online, you need to upload a copy of your signature. You can do this by signing any piece of paper and scanning or uploading a photo.
If you’re using the form on a mobile or tablet with a camera, it will prompt you to take a photo when you click upload on the form.
Traditional Owner Status
If you’re living interstate, you need to provide proof that you’re a Victorian Traditional Owner to enrol.
You’ll be asked to nominate an organisation that can help provide this verification. This may be a formally recognised Traditional Owner corporation or the First Nations Legal Service, who hold extensive genealogical data.
We’ll contact the organisation on your behalf, you may be asked to provide further detail (like family names etc) to help place you. If you’re unable to be verified by one of these organisations, please contact us via 1800 TREATY (1800 873 289)
How to Vote
You can vote by post, in person, or online.
During the voting period, you can enrol and vote at the same time.
Voting is open from 16 September to 20 October 2019.
When the voting period is open, you can cast your vote by one of the following ways:
Vote by post
To vote by post you must request a postal ballot to be sent out to you – this is part of your enrolment.
When you enrol, select postal ballot, and it will be mailed to your nominated address.
Vote in person
Polling booths will be available right across the state. Multiple polling booths will be available in every region.
Polling booth locations will be announced closer to the voting period.
When the voting period is open, you will be able to vote online. We will send you further details when you enrol to vote and tell us you want to vote online.