Electoral rolls are Australia's census substitute and extremely useful genealogy tools for local, family and social historians. They are one of the best ways to find your family history. The rolls also include women, newly enfranchised in 1902. Australia was the second country in the world to give women the vote.
This collection contains high quality scanned images of the original records. It's a great tool for finding your family origins. The detail in each elector can vary but most will include the following information:
This collection contains New South Wales electoral rolls for 1903, 1913 and 1935. It holds hundreds of thousands of voters who resided in New South Wales at this time and who were entitled (and registered) to vote.
Entries in the 1903 New South Wales State electoral roll are arranged alphabetically by district, as well as by division within the district. Apart from the annual roll, this collection includes the supplementary rolls published for each district.
2 of the 4 volumes are here - with over 3,600 pages and listing approximately 250,000 names. It covers Districts C-G and M-R.
The electoral districts in this collection are:
This features volumes 1 - 16 of the New South Wales state electoral roll of 1913. Apart from the main roll, some districts also have supplemental rolls.
The electoral districts in this collection are:
Volume 1 - Albury, Alexandria, Allowrie, Annandale, Armidale, and Ashburnham
Volume 2 - Ashfield, Balmain, Bathurst, Bega, Belmore, and Bingara
Volume 3 - Bondi, Botany, Burrangong, Burwood, Byron, and Camden
Volume 4 - Camperdown, Canterbury, Castlereagh, Cessnock, and Clarence
Volume 5 - Cobar, Cootamundra, Corowa, Darling Harbour, Darlinghurst, and Drummoyne
Volume 6 - Dulwich Hill, Durham, Enmore, Glebe, and Gloucester
Volume 7 - Gordon, Gough, Goulburn, Granville, and Gwydir
Volume 8 - Hartley, Hastings and Macleay, Hawkesbury, Hurstville, Kahibah, and King
Volume 9 - Lachlan, Leichhardt, Lismore, Liverpool Plains, and Lyndhurst
Volume 10 - Macquarie, Maitland, Marrickville, Middle Harbour, Monaro, and Mosman
Volume 11 - Mudgee, Murray, Murrumbidgee, Namoi, Newcastle, and Newtown
Volume 12 - Orange, Paddington, Parramatta, Petersham, Phillip, and Raleigh
Volume 13 - Randwick, Redfern, Rozelle, Ryde, and Singleton
Volume 14 - St George, St Leonards, Sturt, Surry Hills, Tamworth, and Tenterfield
Volume 15 - Upper Hunter, Wagga Wagga, Wallsend, Waverley, Wickham, and Willoughby
Volume 16 - Willyama, Wollondilly, Wollongong, Woollahra, and Yass
This offers the details of tens of thousands of voters who resided in New South Wales at this time, and who were entitled (and registered) to vote. Entries are alphabetically indexed within each subdivision.
The electoral districts and the sub-divisions in this collection are:
Barton – Bexley, Hurstville, Kogarah, Kogarah North, Oatley, Peakhurst, Ramsgate, and Rockdale
Cook – Alexandria, Botany, Camdenville, Erskineville, Mascot, Newtown, La Perouse, Redfern, Rosebery, St Peters, Tempe and Waterloo.
Cowper – Bellingen, Bulahdelah, Chatsworth Island, Coff’s Harbour, Copmanhurst, Dorrigo, Forster, Glenreagh, Grafton, Grafton South, Kempsey, Kempsey East, Kendall, Macksville, Maclean, Port Macquarie, Smithtown, Taree, Tinonee, Ulmarra, Wauchope, and Wingham.
Dalley – Annandale, Annandale South, Dulwich Hill, Leichhardt, Leichhardt East, Lewisham, Lilyfield, Marrickville, Newington, and Petersham.
Darling – Balranald, Booligal, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Broken Hill North, Broken Hill South, Carinda, Cobar, Coonamble, Dubbo, Eauabalong, Gilgandra, Gulargambone, Hay, Ivanhoe, Louth, Menindee, Milparinka, Moulamein, Narromine, Nyngan, Pooncarie, Silverton, Torrowangee, Tottenham, Warren, Wentworth, White Cliffs, and Wilcannia.
East Sydney – Darlinghurst, Darlinghurst West, Foveaux, Glenmore, King, Nithsdale, Paddington, Surry Hills, and Woollahra West.
Hume – Adelong, Albury, Binalong, Boorowa, Bowna, Cootamundra, Culcairn, Gundagai, Harden, Holbrook, Howlong, Lockhart, Tarcutta, The Rock, Tooma, Tumbarumba, Tumut, Wagga Wagga, Walbundrie, Yass, and Young.
Lang – Arncliffe, Belmore, Campsie, Earlwood, Harcourt, Kingsgrove, Lakemba, Marrickville South, and Punchbowl.
Parkes – Ashbury, Ashfield, Ashfield West, Burwood, Croydon Park, Enfield, Marrickville West, Strathfield, and Summer Hill.
Parramatta – Beecroft, Epping, Gordon, Parramatta, Parramatta North, Ryde, Ryde West, Turramurra, and Waitara.
Reid – Auburn, Auburn North, Bankstown, Bankstown North, Flemington, Granville, Homebush, Lidcombe, and Merrylands.
Richmond – Acacia Creek, Ballina, Byron Bay, Casino, Deepwater, Drake, Eltham, Glen Innes, Kyogle, Lismore, Mullumbimby, Murwillumbah, Nimbin, Tenterfield, Tweeds Heads, and Woodburn.
Riverina – Ardlethan, Barmedman, Berrigan, Cargelligo, Carrathool, Coolamon, Corowa, Deniliquin, Griffith, Hillston, Jerilderie, Junee, Leeton, Moama, Mulwala, Narrandera, North Wagga Wagga, Temora, Urana, and West Wyalong.
Robertson – Branxton, Broke, Castle Hill, Dora Creek, Dural, Gosford, Hornsby, Jerry’s Plains, Rylstone, Seven Hills, Singleton, Smithfield, Teralba, Wiseman’s Ferry, Wollombi, and Wyong.
Warringah – Balgowlah, Camaray, Manly, Mosman, Narrabeen, and Neutral Bay.
Watson – Centennial Park, Clovelly, Coogee, Kensington, Maroubra, Maroubra North, Randwick, Randwick East, Randwick North, and Waverley South.
Wentworth – Bellevue Hill, Bondi, Bondi North, Bronte, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Waverley, and Woollahra.
Werriwa – Camden, Campbelltown, Dapto, Helensburgh, Ingleburn, Kembla, Liverpool, Mittagong, Picton, Sutherland, Thirroul, Waterfall Sanatorium, Wollongong, and Woonona.
West Sydney – Balmain, Balmain East, Camperdown, Darling Harbour, Forest Lodge, Glebe, Golden Grove, Kentville, Kingston, Macdonaldtown, Phillip, Pyrmont, Rozelle, and Toxteth.
Searching through a PDF can be different from searching through other record sets.
The search feature uses direct search. It will only search for the exact words you write in the search field.
For example, if you search for John Smith the results will give you pages with ‘John’ and ‘Smith.’
All search results will bring you to the page on which your search word has been found and not to an individual transcript. You can then read through the page to find your result.
To search for your ancestor by their name, write it as it would appear on the electoral roll.
For example, if your relative was known as ‘Will’ it is likely that the name used for his registration was ‘William’
If you are unable to find your relative on your first search you can try different name variations. A number of register books only use abbreviations for first name.
For example, if your search is unsuccessful for William Smith, try W Smith
Page numbers correlate with the individual pages of the documents rather than the page numbers used within the register. Therefore page 1 starts with the first page of a volume.