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SLI 2007 No. 83 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Electoral and Referendum Regulations 1940 to expand the evidence of identity that may be provided to the Australian Electoral Commission by people residing outside Australia when making an application for enrolment.
Administered by: Finance
Registered 13 Apr 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-May-2007
Tabled Senate09-May-2007
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Finance (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Electoral and Referendum Amendment Regulations 2007 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2007 No. 83

I, PHILIP MICHAEL JEFFERY, Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984.

Dated 12 April 2007



By His Excellency’s Command


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Electoral and Referendum Amendment Regulations 2007 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 16 April 2007.

3              Amendment of Electoral and Referendum Regulations 1940

                Schedule 1 amends the Electoral and Referendum Regulations 1940, as amended by the Electoral and Referendum Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1).

Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)


[1]           Before regulation 12

insert in Part II

11A         Evidence of Identity (paragraphs 94A (2) (e) and 95 (2) (d) of the Act)

         (1)   Subject to subregulation (2), a person making an application under section 94A or 95 of the Act must provide:

                (a)    his or her driver’s licence number and the Australian State or Territory in which the licence was issued; or

               (b)    his or her Australian passport number.

         (2)   If an applicant does not hold a driver’s licence issued by an Australian State or Territory, and does not hold an Australian passport:

                (a)    the applicant must show to a person in a class of electors set out in Schedule 2 an original document, of a kind listed in item 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 or 16 of Schedule 3, that identifies the applicant; and

               (b)    the person must complete the declaration on the enrolment form, stating that the person:

                          (i)    is on the roll of electors; and

                         (ii)    has sighted the original of one of the documents listed in item 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 or 16 of Schedule 3.

         (3)   If an applicant is unable to comply with subregulation (1) or (2), the applicant must have his or her application signed by 2 electors, who are able:

                (a)    to confirm the applicant’s name; and

               (b)    to confirm that they have known the applicant for at least 1 month.

[2]           Regulation 12, heading


12            Evidence of Identity (paragraphs 96 (2) (d), 98 (2) (d) and 99A (4) (e) of the Act)

[3]           Subregulation 12 (1)


94A, 95 or


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