2019 Redistribution

Updated 4 Feb 2019

In preparation for the 17 October 2020 ACT Legislative Assembly election, the Electoral Act 1992 provides that a redistribution of ACT Legislative Assembly electorates must begin as soon as practicable 2 years before the date of an ACT election.

The redistribution will determined the boundaries and names for 5 electorates each with 5 members for the 2020 ACT Legislative Assembly election.

Public suggestions on ACT electorate boundaries can be made through the online redistribution mapping tool.

More information about the redistribution process is on the Redistribution fact sheet.

Further information and details will be provided on this web page as the redistribution process progresses.

The first step in the redistribution process is the appointment, by the ACT Electoral Commission, of a Redistribution Committee. The Redistribution Committee was appointed by the Commission on 26 October 2018.

The Redistribution Committee consists of the Electoral Commissioner, Damian Cantwell AM; the ACT Planning and Land Authority, Ben Ponton; the ACT Surveyor-General, Jeffrey Brown; and the Director of Demography, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Beidar Cho.

Before the Redistribution Committee can make a proposal for new electoral boundaries, any interested persons or organisations who wish to make suggestions regarding the redistribution are given 28 days to forward suggestions to the Redistribution Committee.

The public suggestion phase of this redistribution process commenced on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 and will close on Monday, 4 March 2019.

Suggestions can be lodged through the Online redistribution mapping tool.

Alternatively, if you do not wish to use the online mapping tool - an excel spreadsheet is also made available to allow localities to be distributed into electorates.

Following the completion of the public suggestion period, all submitted responses will be made available for viewing on this webpage and at the office of the ACT Electoral Commission.

A 14 day period (5 March - 18 March) in which comments on the suggestions can be lodged will then automatically commence.

From 5 March 2019 a list of all submitted suggestions will be available for viewing at this location.