Election 2019

Registration To Vote For The 2019 Elections

South African citizens who have not previously registered to vote or first time voters and wish to vote for the 2019 Elections, are hereby invited to apply for registration.

Eligibility to Register

To be eligible to register in Australia, a person must:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Be 16 years of age or older (applicants can register from the age of 16 but only vote from age 18)
  • Possess a valid green bar-coded identity document, a valid Temporary Identity Certificate (valid for 2 months) or Smart Card
  • Possess a valid South African passport and
  • Submit in person the application form, the identity document and a valid passport to a Special Officer at the South African High Commission, State Circle, Yarralumla, Canberra
  • The application form  for registration will be provided at the High Commission

Please note:

Only a green bar-coded ID, a valid Temporary Identification Certificate or a Smart Card AND a valid passport are accepted for registration purposes. No other document will be accepted.

Applicants without an ID or valid passport are requested to apply for an ID or passport with the High Commission and once in receipt of the ID or passport, can then apply for registration as a voter.

Registration at the High Commission will take place, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm (weekends and public holidays excluded).

For any further enquiries, please email us at info.canberra@dirco.gov.za or contact us on: 
+61 26 272 7300 during normal working hours.

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