About the Electoral Council of Australia and New Zealand (ECANZ)

Formed in 2012, the primary function of ECANZ was to enable member electoral commissions to consult on the management of electoral rolls for Commonwealth, State, and Territory and Local Government elections.

Over time, ECANZ has evolved to become a forum where electoral commissions meet three times per year to discuss all aspects of electoral administration, encourage mutual cooperation, and consider contemporary electoral challenges aimed at improving access and equality for all eligible electors.

The ECANZ Charter, revised in February 2022, sets out the purpose, goals and expected outcomes of the work of ECANZ.

ECANZ Secretariat

Locked Bag 4007

Canberra ACT 2601

Email: ecanz.secretariat@aec.gov.au