First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria

Enrol Now

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:

  1. Complete an application form online, by post or in person

  2. Provide proof of your name, date of birth and address

  3. 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

    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
  • Keypass
  • 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
Valid Passport Yes Yes No
Birth certificate Yes Yes No
Commonwealth Government Concession Card (including Health Care Card) Yes if date of birth is listed on card If residential address is listed on card
Department of Veterans Affairs Health Card Yes No No
Marriage Certificate Yes Yes No
Working with Children Check Card Yes If date of birth is listed on card No
Medicare Card Yes No No
Bank Card Yes No No
Australian Taxation Office Assessment Yes No Yes
Student or Tertiary Institution Identification Card Yes If date of birth is listed on card No
Lease Agreement Yes No Yes
Utility Statement* (Gas, water, electricity, mobile or home phone) Yes No If residential address is listed on card
Bank Statement* Yes No If residential address is listed on card
Superannuation Statement* Yes No 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)

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.

  • Vote online

    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.

Do you have any other questions?

Try our FAQ page here. Otherwise, you can contact us via 1800 TREATY (1800 873 289)

 

Downloadable forms

You can download printable forms here