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Where can I find information on Australian elections?

The Australian Electoral Commission Elections webpage includes information on the Australian Electoral System, history, electoral procedures, results, referendums, and legislation. It also include links to other Electoral sites, frequently asked questions, and information on how to vote.

The National Library has the largest collection of political ephemera in Australia. While the collection contains material dating back to 1901, it was not until 1983 that the Library began to collect federal election material comprehensively. The Library’s Australian federal elections campaign ephemera contains over 20 000 items ranging from broadsides and handbills to posters, hats, T-shirts, fridge magnets and bumper stickers.

To find other material held by the Library try searching the library's catalogue using the words "elections australia" (include quotation marks).

Trove can help you find and get items at libraries near you. See the FAQ What is Trove and how can I use it?

The National Library can provide copies of certain materials and interlibrary loans for registered users. For more information go to our Copies Direct service.

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Last update: 2010-08-24 14:41
Author: General Reference Enquiry